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Leporte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French


The Leporte surname comes from the Middle/Old English word "port," meaning "a harbor," or "market town" As such, the surname is thought to have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a port, or a market town.


Early Origins of the Leporte family


The surname Leporte was first found in Hampshire and Dorset. The family claim descent from Hugo de Port who came to England at the Norman Conquest and held fifty-five lordships in those counties. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

A Hubert de Port was also a tenant in capite in Hampshire as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Adam de Port or Porz (died 1213) was an English Baron, eldest son of John de Port and Maud, his wife, grandson of Henry de Port, lord of Basing in Hampshire. Adam reported to the exchequer in 1164, his father John being then alive, for about twenty-four knights' fees in Herefordshire. In 1172 accused of treason and of plotting the death of the king; he was summoned to appear before the king's court, disobeyed the summons, fled from England, and was outlawed. He seems to have returned to England at some point as he was fined three hundred marks for trespassing in the royal forests in 1176. He is said to have served the king in Normandy in 1194. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

From these early records, the family quickly scattered. "The church [of Upper Areley, Staffordshire], which is situated on an eminence commanding a fine prospect, was first built by Henry de Port, in the reign of Henry I., and was rebuilt in the time of Edward I." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another branch of the family was found at early times in Derbyshire. "The manor belonged to Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, in the reign of Stephen. It was given by Henry VIII., in 1540, to Sir John Port, Knt., one of the justices of the king's bench." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Leporte family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leporte research.
Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1480, 1541, 1486, 1517, 1522 and 1557 are included under the topic Early Leporte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leporte Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Port, Le Port, De la Port, Delaport, Porte, De Porte, Deport and many more.

Early Notables of the Leporte family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Port (c. 1480-1541), English jurist, born at Chester, where his ancestors had been merchants for some generations; his father, Henry, was mayor of Chester in 1486. In 1517 he was 'clerk of exchange in...
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Migration of the Leporte family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elias Port, who arrived in Virginia in 1658; James Port, who arrived in Maryland in 1665; William Port, who arrived in Maryland in 1678; Adam Port, who settled in Halifax, N.S. in 1781.

Contemporary Notables of the name Leporte (post 1700)


  • Donna LePorte, American politician, Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1974 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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