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Portier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, Old French portier (Late Latin portarius). Compare English Porter. The distribution of the name in the U.S., however, suggests it is either not of French origin or was brought in from another country, possibly Switzerland, where it is also established.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Fortner, Mortier, Portner, Poertner, Fortier, Porcher

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Portier Family Origin

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Portier Family Occupations

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  • Agent Foreign Manufacturing

    50%
  • Publican

    50%

In 1881, Agent Foreign Manufacturing and Publican were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Portier. The most common Portier occupation in the UK was Agent Foreign Manufacturing. 50% of Portier's were Agent Foreign Manufacturings.

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Portier Historical Records

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Portier Life Expectancy

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