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Porteous History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Porteous family


The surname Porteous 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 Porteous family


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Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1478, 1484, 1550, 1670, 1672, 1736, 1735 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Porteous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Porteous Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Porteous 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 Porteous family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porteous Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Porteous, who arrived in Boston in 1657
  • George Porteous, who arrived in Barbados in 1666
  • Edward Porteous, his wife Margaret, and their son John, who all arrived in Virginia in 1675

Porteous Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Porteous, who arrived in Maryland in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Porteous, who settled in Maryland in 1714
  • John Porteous, who settled in New York in 1786

Porteous Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Porteous, who settled in New York, NY in 1821
  • Hugh A Porteous, who landed in California in 1890 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Porteous Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Porteous, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • Agnes Porteous, who settled in Ontario in 1855
  • Sam Porteous, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Porteous Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Miss Janet Porteous, (b. 1842), aged 23, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Eastern Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 4th January 1865 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Robert Porteous, aged 28, a wood turner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Porteous (post 1700)


  • James Porteous (1848-1922), Scottish born, American, inventor of the Fresno Scraper, used in excavation
  • L. Robert Porteous Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John F. Porteous, American politician, U.S. Consul in Oporto, 1857-61 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James H. Porteous, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middletown, 1926 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James G. Porteous, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Warren County, 1873 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dave Porteous (b. 1952), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State University board of trustees; Appointed 1996; Defeated, 1996; Elected 1998 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Porteous (1735-1812), Scottish divine, son of James Porteous, minister of Monivaird, Perthshire
  • John Porteous (d. 1736), Scottish captain of the Edinburgh city guard, son of Stephen Porteous, a tailor in the Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Thomas Stoddard Porteous (1864-1919), English footballer
  • William "Willie" Porteous (b. 1945), Canadian-born, Australian land developer and real estate agent
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Porteous family



Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. James Porteous (1883-1914), Scottish Timberman from Rigside, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  • Mr. Alexander Porteous (1877-1914), Scottish Miner from Douglas Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners


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