Noble surnames, such as Des portes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Des portes, 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 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
The surname Des portes 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 Des portes family
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Des portes 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
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Des portes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M Desportes, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 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)