Portes Family History

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Portes Name Meaning

Catalan: from the plural of porta ‘door’, ‘gate’ (see Porta).

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


Similar surnames: Cortes, Porte, Portell, Portera, Port, Torres, Pontes, Fornes, Ortez

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Portes Family Origin

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Portes Family Occupations

What did your Portes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Portes family was Lawyer. Keeping House, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portes. The most common Portes occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Portes's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    40%
  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Lawyer

    20%

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

Portes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Portes Life Expectancy

What is the average Portes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Portes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Portes in 1963 was 73, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portes 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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