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Portmann Family History

Portmann Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a gatekeeper from Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’ (from Latin porta) + man ‘man’ or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town. Compare Porter .

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


Similar surnames: Portman, Wortmann, Fortmann, Borgmann, Horstmann, Ostmann, Nordmann

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Where is the Portmann family from?

You can see how Portmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Portmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Portmann families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Portmann families living in Missouri. This was about 45% of all the recorded Portmann's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Portmann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Portmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Portmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Portmann. 34% of Portmann men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Portmann women worked as a Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Editor
    12%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Portmann family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 857 census records available for the last name Portmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portmann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 953 immigration records available for the last name Portmann. 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 Cards

There are 404 military records available for the last name Portmann. For the veterans among your Portmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Portmann lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Portmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Portmann in 1959 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

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