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Portner Name Meaning

North German (also Pörtner): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’. Compare Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Poertner, Porter, Fortner, Portier, Bortner, Potter, Ortner, Bordner

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Portner Family Origin

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Portner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    8%

In 1880, the most common Portner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Portner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Portner family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portner.

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Portner Historical Records

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Portner Life Expectancy

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