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Portwood Family History

Portwood Name Meaning
Apparently an English habitational name from a place so called in what is now Greater Manchester.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

71,689 Historical Documents with Portwood on Ancestry.com
13,584 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,718 Military Records
301 Immigration Records
9,015 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Portwood Families

  • Number of Portwood families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Portwood families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Portwood last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Portwood Family Origin

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Portwood Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Portwood

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Portwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Portwood census records

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Portwood Civil War Service Records

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