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Portal Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern French (Occitan): topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town, typically the gatekeeper, or a habitational name from any of the places in Portugal and Galicia named Portal. Jewish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Porta, Port, Porte, Dorta, Portman, Corral, Portugal, Porto, Porras

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Portal Family Origin

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Portal Family Occupations

What did your Portal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Clerk, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portal. A less common occupation for the Portal family was Real Estate & Ins. The most common Portal occupation in the USA was Clerk. 25% of Portal's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Real Estate & Ins

    25%

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

Portal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Portal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portal 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 Portal. 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 Portal. For the veterans among your Portal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portal Life Expectancy

What is the average Portal lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Portal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Portal in 1953 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portal 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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