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The Postgate surname is a habitational (local) name taken on from a place name in North Yorkshire. The place name is derived from the Middle English words "post" meaning a post or pole, and "gate," meaning a road.

Postgate Early Origins



The surname Postgate was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Postgate. One of the first records of the name was Thomas Postgate who was listed in Whitby (near Postgate) in 1349. Richard Poskett was listed in the area in 1514 and later William Postgate and Thomas Poskitt were both listed in the Yorkshire Wills of 1648. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Nicholas Postgate (c.1596-1679), the English Catholic martyr was born at Kirkdale House in the parish of Egton, near Whitby.

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Postgate Spelling Variations


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Postgate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Postgate, Posthall, Posgate, Postkitt, Poskett, Posskiss, Postkiss and many more.

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Postgate Early History


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Postgate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Postgate research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1596, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Postgate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Postgate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Postgate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Postgate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Postgate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Postgate (post 1700)



  • Richard Oliver Postgate (1925-2008), English animator, puppeteer and writer
  • John Postgate (1820-1881), English surgeon and academic, a campaigner against food adulteration
  • John Percival Postgate (1853-1926), English Professor of Latin at the University of Liverpool from 1909 to 1920
  • Raymond William Postgate (1896-1971), English socialist journalist and editor
  • Nicholas "John" Postgate FBA (b. 1945), British academic and Assyriologist, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Oliver Postgate (b. 1925), British animator, puppeteer and writer

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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Postgate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Postgate Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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