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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.

Postma Early Origins



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

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Postma Spelling Variations


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Postma Spelling Variations



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

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Postma Early History


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Postma Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Postma research. More information is included under the topic Early Postma History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Postma Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Postma Early Notables (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...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Postma 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:

Postma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dirk Postma, aged 1, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Grietje Postma, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Ins A Postma, aged 35, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jantje Postma, aged 2, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Aler Postma, aged 25, who settled in America from The Hague, in 1893

Postma Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gerrit Postma, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Amsterdam, in 1903
  • Catherine Postma, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Leeuwarden, Holland, in 1906
  • Bartel Postma, aged 24, who settled in America from Dautumawoude, Holland, in 1907
  • Epe Postma, aged 22, who landed in America from Bolsward, Holland, in 1907
  • Anna Postma, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Holland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Postma (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Postma (post 1700)



  • Antoon Postma (1929-2016), Dutch anthropologist
  • Stefan Postma (b. 1976), Dutch professional football player
  • Pieter Jan Postma (b. 1982), Dutch Olympic sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics from Friesland
  • Ids Postma (b. 1973), Dutch seven-time gold medalist speed skater
  • Gerriet Postma (1932-2009), Dutch abstract painter from Friesland
  • Angela Postma (b. 1971), Dutch gold, silver and bronze medalist freestyle swimmer who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Paul Postma (b. 1989), Canadian professional WHL ice hockey player
  • Anni Friesinger- Postma (b. 1977), German three-time gold medalist Olympic speed skater

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The Postma Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Postma 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 25 October 2016 at 09:00.

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