Early Origins of the Delport family
The surname Delport was first found in Vicenza, anciently known as Vicetia, a town in Venetia, capital of the province of Vicenza. It was conquered by the Venetians in 1405. It has many beautiful palaces and churches, galleries and museums. The cathedral is Gothic. The original church SS.Felice e Fortunato was built in 975 but has been much altered. It is notable for its development painters, architects, sculptors and scholars. Natives were Trissino, Palladio, Pigafetta, Fogazzaro, Mantegna, Montagna, Speranza, Scamozzi and Buoncosiglio.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Delport family
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Delport Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Delporto, Della Porta, Porto, Porta, de Porto and others.
Early Notables of the Delport family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Giacomo della Porta (c.
1533-1602), an Italian architect and sculptor, who worked on many important buildings in Rome, including St. Peter's Basilica. Guglielmo Della Porta (1515-1577) was an Italian sculptor and Guglielmo della Porta... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delport Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delport family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vicente Porto, who came to Puerto Rico in 1803; as well as an F. De Porto, who came to New Orleans in 1853.
Contemporary Notables of the name Delport (post 1700)
- Jacobus Tertius Delport (b. 1939), former South African parliamentarian, known for his efforts in drafting the new South African Constitution
- Thinus Delport (b. 1975), South African ex rugby union player
- Marius Delport (b. 1994), Namibian first-class cricketer
- Cameron Scott Delport (b. 1989), South African cricketer who plays for the Dolphins