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Portman Early Origins



The surname Portman was first found in Somerset where the name was derived from the trade or occupation of a civic officer. "The family of this name in Somersetshire, appear to have been eminent so early as the reign of Edward I." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Portman Spelling Variations


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Portman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Portman, Portmann, Porttman, Partman and others.

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Portman Early History


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Portman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Portman research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1643 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Portman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Portman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Portman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Portman 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:

Portman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Portman, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Christopher Portman, who came to Carolina in 1679

Portman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Portman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Caspar Portman, who settled in New York in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Portman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Portman (post 1700)



  • Natalie Portman (b. 1981), Israeli-American actress and winner of a Golden Globe award and the Best Actress Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards along with the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the BAFTA Award
  • W. C. Portman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1890
  • Robert Jones Portman (b. 1955), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1993-
  • John C Portman Jr. (b. 1924), American architect and real estate developer
  • Eric Portman (1903-1969), distinguished English stage and film actor
  • Christopher Edward Berkeley Portman (b. 1958), British peer and property developer, 10th Viscount Portman
  • Edward Berkeley Portman (1799-1888), British politician, 1st Viscount Portman
  • Rachel Portman (b. 1960), British composer

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Portman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Portman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Portman 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 26 November 2016 at 15:35.

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