Portlock Family History

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Portlock Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): possibly a habitational name from Porlock in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Portloc, being named with Old English port ‘harbor’ + loca ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Bostock, Matlock, Prisock, Porto, Pollock, Poock, Woodlock, Pitcock

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Portlock Family Origin

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Portlock Family Occupations

What did your Portlock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Portlock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Portlock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Portlock family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Portlock.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Portlock ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Portlock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Portlock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portlock 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Portlock. 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 Portlock. For the veterans among your Portlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portlock Life Expectancy

What is the average Portlock lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Portlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Portlock in 1957 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Portlock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portlock 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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