When Isaiah Post was born on 29 December 1788, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joshua Post, was 45 and his mother, Anna Jones, was 46. He married Lydia Diane Doane in 1810, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1820 and Connecticut, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 9 April 1873, in Westbrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, 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 .
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