Portmann Family History

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Portmann Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’ (from Latin porta) + man ‘man’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town. Compare Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Portman, Wortmann, Fortmann, Borgmann, Horstmann, Ostmann, Nordmann

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Portmann Family Origin

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Portmann Family Occupations

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  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Keeps House

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Painter

    14%

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In 1880, the most common Portmann occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 14% of Portmann's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Portmann family was Painter. Farm Laborer, Keeps House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portmann.

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Portmann Historical Records

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Portmann Life Expectancy

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