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Portera Family History

Portera Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): occupational name for a female concierge from Spanish portera. Spanish: habitational name from Portera in Valencia province so named from a derivative of porta ‘gate’. This surname is rare in Spain found mainly in Zaragoza province.

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


Similar surnames: Portella, Porter, Portela, Porta, Porten, Morera, Ortega, Pitera

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Where is the Portera family from?

You can see how Portera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Portera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Portera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Portera families living in Alabama. This was about 19% of all the recorded Portera's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Portera families in 1920.
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What did your Portera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Portera. 24% of Portera men worked as a Proprietor and 50% of Portera women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Portera were Presser and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Presser
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
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Census Records

There are 968 census records available for the last name Portera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 541 immigration records available for the last name Portera. 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 Cards

There are 251 military records available for the last name Portera. For the veterans among your Portera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Portera lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Portera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Portera in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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