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.
Early Origins of the Delaporte family
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.
Early History of the Delaporte family
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Delaporte 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.
Early Notables of the Delaporte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delaporte family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- 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
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Delaporte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques DeLaporte, who arrived in Montreal in 1655
- Louis DeLaporte, who landed in Montreal in 1662
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Sophie Delaporte (b. 1971), French fashion photographer and artist
- Louis Delaporte (1842-1925), French explorer and artist