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Find more Portis relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 96 less people named Portis in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 796 people named Portis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Portis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 700 people named Portis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 5% were disabled
  • For 353 females, Annie was the most common name
  • 26% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,569

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Portis families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 135 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Spanish
  • 7% were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries