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Portman Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): elaborated form of Port. Dutch: from poort ‘gate’ + man ‘man’, an occupational name for a gatekeeper or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town (typically the man in charge of them). Compare Porter. American spelling of German Portmann.

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


Similar surnames: Portmann, Wortman, Putman, Polman, Notman, Portal, Gorman, Pittman

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Portman Family Origin

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Portman Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Portman occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Portman's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Portman family was Farm Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portman.

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Portman Historical Records

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Portman Life Expectancy

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