Portman Family History
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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