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

What did your Portmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. The most common Portmann occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 14% of Portmann's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Portmann ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Portmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 857 census records available for the last name Portmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portmann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 953 immigration records available for the last name Portmann. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 404 military records available for the last name Portmann. For the veterans among your Portmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Portmann lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Portmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Portmann in 1959 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portmann ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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