Portella Family History

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Portella Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from Portella in Lleida or La Portella in Barcelona or Tarragona, so named from a diminutive of porta ‘gate’. Italian: from Sicilian purtedda ‘portal’, ‘door’, ‘pass’, presumably applied as a topograhic name or as a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Portell, Portilla, Portela, Portera, Montella, Portelli, Cornella

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Portella Family Origin

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Portella Family Occupations

What did your Portella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Portella. 7% of Portella men worked as a Clerk and 10% of Portella women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Portella were Laborer and Bench Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    7%
  • Baker
    5%
  • Dyer
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Assorter
    5%
  • Baker
    5%
  • Bench Operator
    5%

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

Portella Historical Records

What Portella family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 825 census records available for the last name Portella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portella 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Portella. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 280 military records available for the last name Portella. For the veterans among your Portella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portella Life Expectancy

What is the average Portella lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Portella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Portella in 1963 was 71, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portella 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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