Post History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the surname post would have lived near an important boundary, marked by a pole or post. This surname can be found in many areas in the Netherlands, and is ranked among the most common surnames in the country.

Early Origins of the Post family

The surname Post was first found in virtually every province in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Post family

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Post Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Post, van der Post, Vander Post, Poste and others.

Early Notables of the Post family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Maurits Post (ca.1645-1677) was a Dutch Golden Age architect from Haarlem; Frans Janszoon Post (1612-1680), a Dutch painter; and Pieter Jansz Post (1608-1669), a Dutch Golden Age...
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United States Post migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Post Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adriaaen Post, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [1]
  • Lodewyck Corneliszen Post, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [1]
  • Stephen Post, who landed in America in 1630 [1]
  • Richard Post, who arrived in Long Island in 1640 [1]
  • Jacob Post, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Post Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Post, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Johan Hend Post, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Laurence Post, who settled in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Nicolas Post, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Friedrich Post, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
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Post Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isidro Post, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823 [1]
  • Wolbert Post, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1829
  • Betty Von Post, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Carl Post, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Albert Von Post, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Post migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Post Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. David Post U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Dennis Post U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Miles Post U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Frederick Post U.E. (b. 1745) from Harringtown, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the King's Orange Rangers, married to Annaetje Quackenbush having 5 children [2]
  • Mr. Jacob Post U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]
Post Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Post, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Catherine Post, who was recorded in the 1861 census of Ameliasburgh, Ontario

Contemporary Notables of the name Post (post 1700) +

  • Saskia Post (1961-2020), American-born Australian actress, best known for her leading role in the 1986 film Dogs in Space
  • Major-General Elwyn Donald Post (1899-1961), American Commanding General Washington Military District (1957-1958) [3]
  • Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), American socialite and the founder of General Foods, Inc, daughter of Charles William "C. W." Post, the American breakfast cereal and foods manufacturer
  • Ted Post (1918-2013), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated television and film director, known for his work on Magnum Force (1973), Gunsmoke (1955) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
  • Nathan Woodworth Post (1881-1938), American politician, 8th and 10th Governor of American Samoa
  • Emil Leon Post (1897-1954), American mathematician and logician
  • Charles William "C.W." Post (1854-1914), American breakfast cereal and foods manufacturer, founder of Postum Cereal Co. in 1895 which would later become Post Cereals
  • Mike Post (b. 1944), American Grammy and Emmy award-winning composer
  • Howard Post (1927-2010), American cartoonist and animator
  • Wiley Hardeman Post (1899-1935), American aviator, the first pilot to fly solo around the world who went on to publish the book, "Around the World in Eight Days"
  • ... (Another 72 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Darrell Albert Post, American Chief Machinist's Mate-Assigned from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Elwyn Post. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Post/Elwyn_Donald/USA.html
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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