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The De porte surname comes from the Middle/Old English word "port," meaning "a harbor," or "market town" As such, the surname is thought to have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a port, or a market town.

De porte Early Origins



The surname De porte was first found in Hants and Dorset. The family claim descent from Hugo de Port who came to England at the Norman Conquest and held fifty-five lordships in those counties. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
A Hubert de Port was also a tenant in capite in Hampshire as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
From this earliest record, the family quickly scattered. "The church [of Upper Areley, Staffordshire], which is situated on an eminence commanding a fine prospect, was first built by Henry de Port, in the reign of Henry I., and was rebuilt in the time of Edward I." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found at early times in Derbyshire. "The manor belonged to Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, in the reign of Stephen. It was given by Henry VIII., in 1540, to Sir John Port, Knt., one of the justices of the king's bench." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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De porte Spelling Variations


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De porte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Port, Le Port, De la Port, Delaport, Porte, De Porte, Deport and many more.

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De porte Early History


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De porte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De porte research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1486, 1480, 1541 and 1557 are included under the topic Early De porte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De porte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De porte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was the Port family of Basing. Henry Port, was mayor of Chester in 1486. His son, Sir John Port (1480-1541) "the...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De porte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De porte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos E. Deporte, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

De porte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fernand Deporte, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1921

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