Portner Family History

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Portner Name Meaning

North German (also Pörtner): occupational name for a doorkeeper or gatekeeper, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’. Compare Porter.

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

Similar surnames: Poertner, Porter, Fortner, Portier, Bortner, Potter, Ortner, Bordner

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Portner Family Origin

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Portner Family Occupations

What did your Portner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Checker was the top reported job for people in the CA named Portner.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Checker

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Portner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Portner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Portner 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 Portner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Portner. For the veterans among your Portner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Portner Life Expectancy

What is the average Portner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Portner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Portner in 1954 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portner 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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