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 Des portes 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 Des portes is derived from the Old French words "la" and "porte," which mean "the" and "door" respectively.
Early Origins of the Des portes family
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 Des portes family
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Des portes 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.
Early Notables of the Des portes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Des portes family to the New World and Oceana
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Des portes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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