Portillo Family History

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Portillo Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Portillo, from the diminutive of puerto ‘mountain pass’, notably those in Valladolid, Soria, and Toledo.

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

Similar surnames: Portilla, Portella, Murillo, Portell, Morillo, Bustillo, Pattillo

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Portillo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Portillo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Portillo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Portillo Family Origin

Where is the Portillo family from?

Portillo Family Occupations

What did your Portillo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Portillo occupation in the USA was Laborer. 44% of Portillo's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Portillo family was Stock Raiser. Laborer, Farmer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portillo.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Stock Raiser


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

Portillo Historical Records

What Portillo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Portillo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portillo 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Portillo. 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 Portillo. For the veterans among your Portillo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portillo Life Expectancy

What is the average Portillo lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Portillo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Portillo in 1941 was 45, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portillo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portillo 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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