Portier Family History

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Portier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, Old French portier (Late Latin portarius). Compare English Porter. The distribution of the name in the U.S., however, suggests it is either not of French origin or was brought in from another country, possibly Switzerland, where it is also established.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Fortner, Mortier, Portner, Poertner, Fortier, Porcher

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Portier Family Origin

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Portier Family Occupations

What did your Portier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Man were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Portier. 17% of Portier men worked as a Cultivateur and 13% of Portier women worked as a Man. Some less common occupations for Americans named Portier were Fils Cultivateur and Epouse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    17%
  • Journalier
    10%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Man
    13%
  • Student
    13%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Epouse
    7%

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

Portier Historical Records

What Portier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Portier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portier 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Portier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Portier. For the veterans among your Portier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portier Life Expectancy

What is the average Portier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Portier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Portier in 1951 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portier 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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