Portz Family History

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Portz Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old Slavic boru ‘quarrel’, ‘fight’, or from a Slavic personal name composed with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Bortz, Mort, Port, Lortz, Porath, Wortz, Nortz, North, Lontz, Kortz

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Portz Family Origin

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Portz Family Occupations

What did your Portz ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Blacksmith Heavy Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Portz. 10% of Portz men worked as a Blacksmith Heavy Work and 43% of Portz women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Portz were Ice Workerfish and Net Braider

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Blacksmith Heavy Work
    10%
  • Fishdock Worker
    10%
  • Furnaceman Iron Foundry
    10%
  • Ice Workerfish
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    29%
  • Housewife Unpaid
    15%
  • Net Braider
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Portz Historical Records

What Portz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Portz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portz 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 548 immigration records available for the last name Portz. 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 866 military records available for the last name Portz. For the veterans among your Portz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portz Life Expectancy

What is the average Portz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Portz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Portz in 1945 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portz 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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