Last name: POSTON

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All you have to know about the last name POSTON

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POSTON : This last name is indexed 16,442 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

POSTON : English:: 1: topographic name for someone who lived by a postern gate from Middle English postern(e) ‘side door or gate secret door or passage’; in some cases it would have been a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper and in some may be a habitational name from a place such as Postern in Kent or Derbyshire.2: habitational name from Poston in Herefordshire or Poston in Shropshire which is named with an Old English personal name Possa + thorn ‘thorn tree’.

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