Early Origins of the Portage family
Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Portage family
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Portage Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pordage, Podage, Poddidge, Pordidge, Portage, Portige, Portidge, Poddich, Pordich and many more.
Early Notables of the Portage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Portage family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Pordage, who arrived in Boston in 1691.
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