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Noble surnames, such as laport, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name laport, 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 laport 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 laport is derived from the Old French words "la" and "porte," which mean "the" and "door" respectively.

laport Early Origins



The surname laport 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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laport Spelling Variations


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laport 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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laport Early History


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laport Early History



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

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laport Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laport Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

laport Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Laport, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean LaPort, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777

laport Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John D. LaPort settled in New York State in 1820
  • M. O. LaPort settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The laport Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laport 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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