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

laporte Early Origins



The surname laporte 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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laporte Spelling Variations


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laporte 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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laporte Early History


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laporte Early History



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

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laporte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laporte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

laporte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Etienne Laporte, aged 35, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

laporte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Laporte settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • Louis Laporte settled in New Orleans La. in 1820
  • Joseph Laporte, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • Jos W Fr Laporte, who landed in America in 1850
  • Alexander Laporte settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858

laporte Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Laporte arrived in Quebec from Guyenne in 1720
  • Pierre Laporte arrived in Quebec in 1727 from Saintonge
  • Jean Baptiste Laporte settled in Quebec in 1738 also from Guyenne
  • Jean Laporte arrived in Quebec in 1749 from Isle de France

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Contemporary Notables of the name laporte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laporte (post 1700)



  • Leo Gordon Laporte (b. 1956), American technology broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur
  • Major-General Paul-Marie-Henri Laporte (1878-1967), French general during World War II
  • Bernard Laporte (b. 1964), former coach of the France national rugby union team and Secretary of State of sports and youth in the French government
  • Roland Laporte (1675-1704), French Camisard leader
  • Leon J. LaPorte (b. 1946), retired United States Army General, former Commander, 1st Cavalry Division from 1995 through 1997
  • Éric Laporte (b. 1976), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of L'Assomption from 2007 to 2008
  • André Laporte (b. 1931), Belgian composer
  • Pierre Laporte (1921-1970), Canadian politician who was the Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour of the province of Quebec at the time he was kidnapped and assassinated by members of the terrorist group, the Front de Libération du Québec (Quebec Liberation Front)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The laporte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laporte 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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