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Pertus Early Origins



The surname Pertus was first found in Peeblesshire, where they were settled at Halkshaw. The earliest reference of the name seems to be of a Guillaume Porteuse (later William Porteous,) who arrived from Normandy, circa 1400.

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Pertus Spelling Variations


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Pertus Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Porteous, Portieous, Porteus, Porteas, Pertus and others.

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Pertus Early History


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Pertus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pertus research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1478, 1484, 1550, 1670, 1672, 1736, 1735 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Pertus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pertus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pertus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John Porteous (d. 1736), captain of the Edinburgh city guard who was lynched by a mob for his part in the killing...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pertus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Porteous, his wife Margaret, and their son John, who all arrived in Virginia in 1675; George Porteous, who arrived in Barbados in 1666; John Porteous, who came to New York in 1786.

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