of a civic officer. "The family of this name in Somersetshire, appear to have been eminent so early as the reign of Edward I."
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Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Portman (died 1557), English jurist. His family belonged to Somerset
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Portman, who came to Carolina in 1679; and Caspar Portman, who settled in New York in 1881.