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Porteous Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a topographic name for someone who lived in the lodge at the entrance to a manor house, from Middle English port ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ + hous ‘house’, or an occupational name with similar meaning, from Latin portarius ‘porter’. Alternatively, as suggested by Reaney, it may be from Anglo-Norman French porte-hors ‘portable prayerbook’ (i.e. a book of hours), hence a metonymic occupational name for a scribe employed in writing such books. The surname is also established in Ireland, the earliest record of its presence there being dated 1563.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Porte, Borders, Porten, Pontius, Portlock, Porto, Cordes

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Porteous Family Origin

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Porteous Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porteous. A less common occupation for the Porteous family was Farmer. The most common Porteous occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Porteous's were Coal Miners.

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Porteous Historical Records

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Porteous Life Expectancy

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