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Portell Name Meaning

Catalan: probably a habitational name from one of the places in Girona and Lleida provinces called Portell, from a diminutive of porta ‘gate’.

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


Similar surnames: Portella, Morell, Portela, Portelli, Norvell, Bortell, Hartell

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Portell Family Origin

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Portell Family Occupations

What did your Portell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Lead Miner and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portell. A less common occupation for the Portell family was Butcher. The most common Portell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Portell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Lead Miner

    18%
  • At Home

    9%
  • Butcher

    9%

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

Portell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Portell

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Portell. 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 Portell. For the veterans among your Portell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portell Life Expectancy

What is the average Portell lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Portell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Portell in 1961 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portell 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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