The Porteous Family


Notes about the Porteous surname

Porteous is a Scottish surname and likely refers to someone who lived near a port. The Porteous family originated in the Scottish Borderlands. There are many varieties of this surname such as Portus, Porteous, Portriss and Portress.

Surname distribution

Porteous surname distribution in UK 1881

Porteous surname distribution in UK 1881. The name is concentrated in Dumfriesshire.

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