Urania Post

28 May 1759–
Saybrook, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Urania

When Urania Post was born on 28 May 1759, in Saybrook, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Nathan Post II, was 22 and her mother, Jemima Mindwell Hurd, was 23.

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Nathan Post II
Jemima Mindwell Hurd
Maria Urania Post
Urania Post
Josiah Post
Phineas Post
Aaron Post
Nathan Post III
Jemima Maria Post
Mina Post
Lucy Post

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Name Meaning

1 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.2 North German: occupational name for a mounted messenger or courier Middle Low German post.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a mailman, from German Post ‘mail’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Urania Post, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Urania Post, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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