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

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Portney Family Origin

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Portney Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    100%

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

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Portney Historical Records

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Portney Life Expectancy

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