Term for a town *burgess used before the 14c. *Port was the term used for a walled town, esp. one with a market. A portman was one of a group chosen to be responsible for a town's administration. -

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  • Portman — This is a famous surname. Recorded in many forms including Port, Porte, Portman, Porta, Porte, Porti, Portis, Portilla, Portillo, and others and recorded throughout the continent of Europe since at least the 13th century, it has has three known… …   Surnames reference

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  • portman — An inhabitant of one of the so called cinque ports of England. See cinque ports …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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