Portier Family History

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Portier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, Old French portier (Late Latin portarius). Compare English Porter. The distribution of the name in the U.S., however, suggests it is either not of French origin or was brought in from another country, possibly Switzerland, where it is also established.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Fortner, Mortier, Portner, Poertner, Fortier, Porcher

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Portier Family Origin

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Portier Family Occupations

What did your Portier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Portier family was Keeps House. The most common Portier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Portier's were Farmers. Farmer, Cigar Dealer and Engineer Steam were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portier.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Cigar Dealer

    8%
  • Engineer Steam

    8%
  • Keeps House

    8%

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

Portier Historical Records

What Portier family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Portier Life Expectancy

What is the average Portier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Portier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Portier in 1951 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portier 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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