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Poertner Name Meaning

North German (also Pörtner): occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle Low German portenere. Compare Fortner, Porter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Portner, Porter, Fortner, Portier, Berner, Koerner, Bortner, Buettner

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Where is the Poertner family from?

You can see how Poertner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poertner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Poertner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Poertner families living in Monmouthshire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Poertner's in United Kingdom. Monmouthshire had the highest population of Poertner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Poertner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Poertner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Poertner. 42% of Poertner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Poertner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Poertner were Truck Driver and Saleswoman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Saleswoman
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Poertner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poertner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 148 immigration records available for the last name Poertner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 408 military records available for the last name Poertner. For the veterans among your Poertner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poertner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Poertner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Poertner in 1944 was 37, and 80 in 2003.

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