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Mykolas78

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Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 9:01am

Portofee, Goehrke (East Prussia)

Hello,

recently I learned ,that part of my family comes from East Prussia (Virballen, Wilkowischken - today - Lithuania). I am looking for information about the meaning of names PORTOFEE, GOEHRKE.

Thank you in advance.

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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 5:12pm

hello, had a look around , couldn't find no further clues though, apart from that there is a different spelling "portofée". so maybe of french origin, maybe with a different spelling
for Göhrke Goehrke Goerke probably a version of gehrke possibly leading back to georgke
havea look on http://goerke.us/genealogy/

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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 5:35pm

Goehrke

Hello

Goerke in East Prussia are also some of my forefathers, but I dont know anything of them. (take a look on my online-family tree.

The name Portefee must be french, so maybe with the hugenots that french family came to Germany.

Peter

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Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:49pm

Hi,

The spelling PORTEFÉE is a little more common, it was recorded in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and in France.
However, the correct spelling must be PORTEFAIX, a homonyme, which occurs very often in France.
Portefaix means carrier.

CQ

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Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 12:17pm

Hello all,
thank you veru much for your answers.
It's very interesting for me, especially because I had never imagined that my ancestors came from East Prussia, and now I learn that even from France ...
Thank you.
MR