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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name PORTMANN


Portmann : North German: occupational name for a gatekeeper from Middle Low German port(e) ‘gate’ (from Latin porta) + man ‘man’ or a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town. Compare Porter.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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