Porteus Family History

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Porteus Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Porteous.

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


Similar surnames: Porte, Pote, Portis, Ports, Porten, Preus, Purtell, Porteous, Mores

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Porteus Family Origin

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Porteus Family Occupations

What did your Porteus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Porteus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Porteus's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porteus. A less common occupation for the Porteus family was Clergyman.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Clergyman

    7%

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

Porteus Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Porteus Life Expectancy

What is the average Porteus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Porteus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Porteus in 1944 was 49, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porteus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porteus 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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