Porterfield Family History
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Porterfield Name Meaning
Scottish (mainly Glasgow): topographic name from the hereditary lands owned by a porter (see Porter 1), taken as a surname by the descendants of such an official. Black suggests that they would originally have been known as Porter but extended their name when ‘territorial surnames’ became fashionable.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Porter, Holderfield, Potterfield, Overfield, Butterfield, Winterfeld