Portera Family History

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Portera Name Meaning

Italian: occupational name for a female servant, from Spanish portera. In a few cases, possibly Catalan: habitational name from Portera in Valencia, so named from a derivative of porta ‘gate’.

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


Similar surnames: Portella, Porter, Portela, Porta, Porten, Morera, Ortega, Pitera

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Portera Family Origin

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Portera Family Occupations

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Portera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 968 census records available for the last name Portera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portera 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Portera. 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 251 military records available for the last name Portera. For the veterans among your Portera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portera Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Portera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Portera in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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