Portnoy Family History

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Portnoy Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine and Belarus): occupational name for a tailor from Russian portnoj (an adjective derivative of port ‘uncut cloth’).

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


Similar surnames: Portner, Gortney, Porte, Portney, Porto, Porter, Portera, Furtney

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Portnoy Family Origin

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Portnoy Family Occupations

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Portnoy Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Portnoy Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Portnoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Portnoy in 1956 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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