Portella Family History

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Portella Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from Portella in Lleida or La Portella in Barcelona or Tarragona, so named from a diminutive of porta ‘gate’. Italian: from Sicilian purtedda ‘portal’, ‘door’, ‘pass’, presumably applied as a topograhic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Portell, Portilla, Portela, Portera, Montella, Portelli, Cornella

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Portella Family Origin

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Portella Family Occupations

What did your Portella ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Agent and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Portella. The most common Portella occupation in the USA was Agent. 50% of Portella's were Agents.

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  • Agent

  • Farm Laborer


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

Portella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 825 census records available for the last name Portella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portella 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Portella. 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 280 military records available for the last name Portella. For the veterans among your Portella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portella Life Expectancy

What is the average Portella lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Portella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Portella in 1963 was 71, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portella 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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