Portis Family History

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Portis Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Porteous.

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


Similar surnames: Ortis, Porteus, Ports, Cortis, Porten, Partin, Peris, Loftis, Porte

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Portis Family Origin

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Portis Family Occupations

What did your Portis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portis. The most common Portis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Portis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Portis family was Laborer.

View Census data for Portis | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Portis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Portis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Portis

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Portis. 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 Portis. For the veterans among your Portis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portis Life Expectancy

What is the average Portis lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Portis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Portis in 1950 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portis 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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