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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Posthumus

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Alt. Meaning

P is for pride, strong and alive!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

T is for treat, that you always are.

H is for hopeful, you see the bright side of things

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

U is for useful, always to others.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Posthumus

Dick Posthumus is a Lieutenant Governor of Michigan and Michigan SenateMajority Leader of the Michigan Senate. Dick was born on July 19th, 1950 in Alto, Michigan.


Chad Posthumus is a basketball player for the London Lightning, Levanga Hokkaido, Mississauga Power, and Argentino de Junín in the National Basketball League of Canada. He was most active from 2014 to present. Chad was born on February 12th, 1991.


Nicolaas was born on February 26th, 1880. He left this life on April 18th, 1960.


Hans Posthumus was a soccer player for the VVOG, FC Wageningen, Feyenoord, K.R.C. Mechelen, Lierse S.K., and N.E.C. (football club). Hans was born on March 10th, 1947 in Harderwijk, Netherlands. He left this life on February 15th, 2016.


Kees was born on June 16th, 1902. He passed away on September 15th, 1972.



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Popularity of Posthumus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Posthumus U.S.
  White 98.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Posthumus

People with the last name Posthumus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Posthumus

  • How Popular is the name Posthumus? As a last name Posthumus was the 44,808th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Posthumus? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Posthumus was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Posthumus: Your name in reverse order is Sumuhtsop. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mpuohusst. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Posthumus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 479 people with the last name Posthumus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Posthumus? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Posthumus as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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