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Early Origins of the Portman family


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.

Early History of the Portman family


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Portman Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Portman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Portman family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]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)
  • Christopher Portman, who settled in Carolina in 1679

Portman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Portman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [2]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)
  • Caspar Portman, who settled in New York in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Portman (post 1700)


  • Richard Portman (1934-2017), American Academy Award winning sound engineer who worked on more than 160 films between 1963 and 2004 including The Godfather (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Young Frankenstein (1974), Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), On Golden Pond (1981) and The River (1984)
  • 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
  • John C Portman Jr. (b. 1924), American architect and real estate developer
  • W. C. Portman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1890 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Jones Portman (b. 1955), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1993- [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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