My great-grandmother...
was named Viola Porteous.
Porteous MAY be french-Canadian, or possibly from the UK. I cannot be certain, b/c she was adopted.
If anyone happens to know something, it would be appreciated.

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i've found a good site for you...(m)

it tells the history of the Porteous family! :)

Porteous used to be from a French immigrant with the surname Porteuse. Porteuse probably means 'courier' or 'messenger'.

hope i helped.
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