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Posa Surname Meaning

Italian: nickname from posa ‘attitude air’ also ‘repose stillness’. Italian: from the feminine form of the personal name Poso a variant of Boso . Spanish: probably a variant of Poza a topographic name for someone who lived by a well or pit poza (from Latin putea from puteus ‘well pit’). Catalan: probably from a variant of old Catalan possa ‘well pit’ (from Latin putea; see 3 above) found in some placenames. Hungarian (Pósa): from a pet form of the personal name Pál Hungarian form of Paul .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rosa, Poma, Post, Pola, Kosa, Pisa, Rota, Poss, Pott, Pust

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Where is the Posa family from?

You can see how Posa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Posa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Posa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Posa families living in Dorset. This was about 80% of all the recorded Posa's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Posa families in 1891.
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What did your Posa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Posa. 20% of Posa men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Posa women worked as an Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Posa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 671 military records available for the last name Posa. For the veterans among your Posa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Posa lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Posa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Posa in 1955 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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