Portney Family History

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Portney Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Perhaps an altered form of Jewish Portnoy of North German Portner.

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


Similar surnames: Fortney, Gortney, Portner, Portee, Forney, Porter, Torney, Horney

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Portney Family Origin

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Portney Family Occupations

What did your Portney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Portney occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 100% of Portney's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    100%

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Portney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Portney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Portney. 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 Portney. For the veterans among your Portney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portney Life Expectancy

What is the average Portney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Portney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Portney in 1955 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portney 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.

Famous Portney Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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