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Poertner Name Meaning

North German (also Pörtner): occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle Low German portenere. Compare Fortner, Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Fortner, Portier, Berner, Koerner, Bortner, Buettner

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Poertner Family Origin

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Poertner Family Occupations

What did your Poertner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poertner. A less common occupation for the Poertner family was Painter House. The most common Poertner occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 29% of Poertner's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    29%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Painter House

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Poertner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Poertner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Poertner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poertner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Poertner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Poertner. For the veterans among your Poertner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poertner Life Expectancy

What is the average Poertner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Poertner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Poertner in 1944 was 37, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poertner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poertner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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