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Early Origins of the Porteas family


The surname Porteas 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.

Early History of the Porteas family


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Porteas Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Porteas family (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...
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Migration of the Porteas family to the New World and Oceana


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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