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Noble surnames, such as Delaporte, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Delaporte, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Delaporte family originally lived near a door or gate of particular interest, such as the gates to a fortified city or a unusually large or unique door. The name Delaporte is derived from the Old French words "la" and "porte," which mean "the" and "door" respectively.

Delaporte Early Origins



The surname Delaporte was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where this distinguished family held a family seat in d'Ysserteux, and were members of the aristocratic families of the region. In the same region of Berry they also branched to Riants.

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Delaporte Spelling Variations


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Delaporte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Laport, Laporte, De La Porte, LaPort, LaPorte, Laporter, Laportere, Laporterie, Lapotre, Port, Porte, Porter, Portere, Porterie and many more.

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Delaporte Early History


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Delaporte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delaporte research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delaporte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delaporte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delaporte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delaporte 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:

Delaporte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus DeLaPorte, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1847
  • Agnes Delaporte, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Emile Delaporte, aged 32, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1896
  • Fanny Delaporte, aged 30, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1896

Delaporte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eugene Delaporte, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Geneve, in 1901
  • Edward Delaporte, aged 23, who settled in America from Paris, in 1905
  • Eleano Delaporte, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Joaquina Delaporte, aged 30, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Louis Delaporte, aged 24, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Delaporte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques DeLaporte, who arrived in Montreal in 1655
  • Louis DeLaporte, who landed in Montreal in 1662

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delaporte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delaporte (post 1700)



  • Darroll DeLaPorte (b. 1903), American NFL football player
  • Reverend Philip Adam Delaporte, German born American Protestant missionary
  • Augustus W. Delaporte, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1932
  • Sophie Delaporte (b. 1971), French fashion photographer and artist
  • Louis Delaporte (1842-1925), French explorer and artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Delaporte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delaporte Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 November 2016 at 14:51.

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