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The name Porch arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Porch family lived in Norfolk. Thae name could also be an occupational name. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. In this case, the term porcker was someone who tended pigs.

Porch Early Origins



The surname Porch was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Porch Spelling Variations


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Porch Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Porcher, Porchers and others.

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Porch Early History


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Porch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porch research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1185 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Porch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Porch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Porch 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Porch or a variant listed above:

Porch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H G Porch, aged 23, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Thomas Porch, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1849

Porch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frea E. Porch, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Plymouth [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WL-2PX : 6 December 2014), Frea E. Porch, 16 Aug 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry B. Porch, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Lewis Luckenbach" from Santos, Brazil [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64G-G6D : 6 December 2014), Henry B. Porch, 07 Oct 1919; citing departure port Santos, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Lewis Luckenbach, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Agnes F. Porch, aged 31, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-2YQ : 6 December 2014), Agnes F. Porch, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Porch, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Bessemer" from Tuxpam, Mexico [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZK-Z3V : 6 December 2014), William Porch, 19 Jun 1920; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Bessemer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Porch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Porch (post 1700)



  • John Vanneman Porch (1806-1859), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1853
  • Edwin Monroe Porch (1852-1927), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro rege
Motto Translation: For the King.


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WL-2PX : 6 December 2014), Frea E. Porch, 16 Aug 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64G-G6D : 6 December 2014), Henry B. Porch, 07 Oct 1919; citing departure port Santos, Brazil, arrival port New York, ship name Lewis Luckenbach, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-2YQ : 6 December 2014), Agnes F. Porch, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZK-Z3V : 6 December 2014), William Porch, 19 Jun 1920; citing departure port Tuxpam, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Bessemer, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Porch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porch 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.

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