Poertner Family History

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Poertner Name Meaning

North German (also Pörtner): occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle Low German portenere. Compare Fortner, Porter.

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


Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Fortner, Portier, Berner, Koerner, Bortner, Buettner

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Poertner Family Origin

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Poertner Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    29%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Painter House

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poertner family was Painter House. Carpenter, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poertner. The most common Poertner occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 29% of Poertner's were Carpenters.

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Poertner Historical Records

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Poertner Life Expectancy

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