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Portales Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician and Portuguese: from the plural of portal ‘gate’ (see Portal), either as a topographic name or a habitational name from a place called Portales.

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


Similar surnames: Portal, Porras, Morales, Pomales, Corrales, Perales, Rosales, Moraes

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Portales Family Origin

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Portales Family Occupations

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Portales Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Portales Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Portales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Portales in 1946 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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