Portugal Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Portugal Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, French, and Jewish: ethnic name or regional name for someone from Portugal or who had connections with Portugal. The name of the country derives from Late Latin Portucale, originally denoting the district around Oporto (Portus Cales, named with Latin portus ‘port’, ‘harbor’ + Cales, the ancient name of the city). In some cases the surname may be simply a nickname for someone who had business connections with Portugal.

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


Similar surnames: Portal, Fortuna, Organ, Porta, Porto, Ortega, Portera, Porte, Portman

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Portugal Family Origin

Where is the Portugal family from?

SHOW MORE

Portugal Family Occupations

What did your Portugal ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Clerk

    50%
  • House Carpenter

    50%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, Clerk and House Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Portugal. The most common Portugal occupation in the USA was Clerk. 50% of Portugal's were Clerks.

Source: Census data for Portugal | Data not to scale

Portugal Historical Records

What Portugal family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Portugal ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Portugal

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Portugal Life Expectancy

What is the average Portugal lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Portugal 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Portugal Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Look up another name