When Albert Stephen Post was born on 19 August 1867, in Big Run, Wetzel, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Post, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Casto, was 35. He married Martha Rebecca Pumphrey in 1891, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Warren District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in Upshur, West Virginia, United States.
North German, Danish, and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
North German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a messenger or mailman, from post ‘mail’.
Probably also an altered form of German Pfost .