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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 Hants 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)
From this earliest record, 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." [3]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." [3]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 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1486, 1480, 1541 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 the Port family of Basing. Henry Port, was mayor of Chester in 1486. His son, Sir John Port (1480-1541) "the...
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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 [4]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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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