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

What did your Portera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Portera. 24% of Portera men worked as a Proprietor and 50% of Portera women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Portera were Operator and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Presser
    12%
  • Operator
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%

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

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

What is the average Portera lifespan?

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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