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Porteus Early Origins



The surname Porteus 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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Porteus Spelling Variations


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Porteus Spelling Variations



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

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Porteus Early History


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Porteus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porteus 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 Porteus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Porteus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porteus 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 Porteus 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 were:

Porteus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edwati Porteus, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • William Porteus, who landed in Virginia in 1712
  • John Porteus, who arrived in South Carolina in 1716
  • James Porteus, who landed in Virginia in 1744

Porteus Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Porteus U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Porteus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Porteus, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Neptune"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Porteus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Porteus (post 1700)



  • D. Hebden Porteus, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Hawaii, 1972
  • Rose Porteus (b. 1948), Filipino-born Australian socialite
  • Hugh Gordon Porteus (b. 1906), influential reviewer of art and literature in the London of the 1930s
  • Rev. Beilby Porteus (1731-1809), Bishop of London, a leading evangelical churchman and abolitionist
  • Stanley David Porteus (1883-1972), Australian psychologist, academic and author

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Porteus Historic Events


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Porteus Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Porteus (d. 1912), aged 32, English Butcher from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Porteus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porteus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 March 2016 at 15:17.

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