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Portman Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): elaborated form of Port. Dutch: from poort ‘gate’ + man ‘man’, an occupational name for a gatekeeper or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town (typically the man in charge of them). Compare Porter. American spelling of German Portmann.

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


Similar surnames: Portmann, Wortman, Putman, Polman, Notman, Portal, Gorman, Pittman

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Portman Family Origin

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Portman Family Occupations

What did your Portman ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farms

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portman. A less common occupation for the Portman family was Farms. The most common Portman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Portman's were Farmers.

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Portman Historical Records

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Portman Life Expectancy

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