The Portalatin surname comes from the Latin "porta" meaning "gate." As such, it was likely a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town.
Early Origins of the Portalatin family
The surname Portalatin was first found in Venice
, where early records of the Portalatin lineage are found in the city of Padua in 1253, with Giovanni-Battista Della Porta, who was Governor of the city.
Early History of the Portalatin family
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Portalatin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Porta, Dalla Porta, Della Porta, La Porta and many more.
Early Notables of the Portalatin family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Costanzo Porta (c.1528-1601), Italian composer; Giambattista della Porta (1535-1615), Italian, Renaissance
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Migration of the Portalatin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernardo Porta, age 28, who arrived in America on June 9, 1882, aboard the "Belgenland"; Carlo Porta, age 24, who arrived in American on April 9, 1884, aboard the ".
Contemporary Notables of the name Portalatin (post 1700)
- Maria Portalatin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Aida Cartagena Portalatín (b. 1918), writer and university professor in the Dominican Republic