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The Postle surname is thought to derive from a place name, most likely from Postlewaite in the Parish of Millom, Cumberland. The place name comes from and Old English personal name Possel or Postel, combined with "thwaite," which means "a clearing."

Postle Early Origins



The surname Postle was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family appear from ancient documents to have held lands in various parts of Cumberland from an early period. The original name came from Possel or Postel's clearing, a thwaite being a clearing. In time, the 'thwaite' was corrupted to 'white' and some of the family name still prefer this spelling.

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Postle Spelling Variations


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Postle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Postlethwaite, Postelthwaite, Postel, Postell, Postels, Postells, Postill, Posselthwaite, Postlewhite, Postlethwait, Poslethwaite, Postlewaite, Poslethwait, Postillthwaite, Postilthwaite and many more.

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Postle Early History


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Postle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Postle research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1780 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Postle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Postle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Postle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Postle 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 were:

Postle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alice Postle, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Norfolk, in 1894
  • Charles E. Postle, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1894

Postle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Postle, aged 28, who settled in America from London England, in 1908
  • Nellie Postle, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Norwich, England, in 1908
  • Carl Postle, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Robert William Postle, aged 20, who landed in America from Pickering, England, in 1913
  • William Postle, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Postle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Postle (post 1700)



  • Oliver Hambleton Postle (1851-1900), American architect from Chicago, father of Joy Postle
  • Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989), American pioneering environmental artist, born in Chicago, most of her work was in Florida
  • Matthew Postle (b. 1970), Welsh racing cyclist from Newport
  • Herbert Thomas Postle (1884-1961), Australian politician and educator
  • Dr. Martin Postle, British curator and author, Assistant Director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, Fellow to the Society for Antiquaries of London (2008)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.


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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Postle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Postle 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2017 at 06:55.

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