When Lydia Post was born on 23 August 1779, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joshua Post, was 36 and her mother, Anna Jones, was 37. She married Thomas Pratt on 17 November 1804, in Essex, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. She died on 11 December 1856, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.
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 .
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