Meaning and Origin of Portman - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Portman

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English (West Midlands) : elaborated form of Port.
  • Dutch : from poort ‘gate’ + man ‘man’, an occupational name for a gatekeeper or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a walled town (typically the man in charge of them). Compare Porter.
  • American spelling of German Portmann.

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