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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. PORT-fleet  [key]
Other Forms FormsVan Poortvliet, Portvliet, Poortvleit, Portfleet, Portflitt, Poartfleet, Van Poortfliet, Van Portfliet, Van Portfleet, Vanportflieet, Vanportflit, Vanportfleet, Vanportflie

Meaning & History

From the name of the village and former municipality called Poortvliet in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, derived from Middle Dutch port meaning "port, harbour, storage yard, city" and vliet meaning "brook, stream, river, creek, inlet". A famous bearer of this surname is the former Dutch soccer player Jan Poortvliet (1955-). Another famous bearer was the Dutch artist and illustrator Rien Poortvliet (1932-1995).
Added 6/29/2023 by General9696
Edited 1/27/2024 by General9696