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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.

Portalatin Early Origins



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.

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Portalatin Spelling Variations


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Portalatin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Porta, Dalla Porta, Della Porta, La Porta and many more.

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Portalatin Early History


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Portalatin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Portalatin research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1535, 1577, 1601, 1615, 1689, 1767, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Portalatin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Portalatin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Portalatin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Costanzo Porta (c.1528-1601), Italian composer; Giambattista della Porta (1535-1615), Italian, Renaissance scientist and dramatist; Guglielmo della Porta (d. 1577), Italian sculptor, who worked in...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Portalatin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 "Chateau Lafite".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Portalatin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Portalatin (post 1700)



  • Maria Portalatin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Aida Cartagena Portalatín (b. 1918), writer and university professor in the Dominican Republic

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    7. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Portalatin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Portalatin 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 27 March 2016 at 12:30.

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