, 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
, circa 1400.
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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.