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Noble surnames, such as Porte, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Porte, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Porte family originally lived near a door or gate of particular interest, such as the gates to a fortified city or a unusually large or unique door. The name Porte is derived from the Old French words "la" and "porte," which mean "the" and "door" respectively.

Porte Early Origins



The surname Porte was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where this distinguished family held a family seat in d'Ysserteux, and were members of the aristocratic families of the region. In the same region of Berry they also branched to Riants.

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Porte Spelling Variations


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Porte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Laport, Laporte, De La Porte, LaPort, LaPorte, Laporter, Laportere, Laporterie, Lapotre, Port, Porte, Porter, Portere, Porterie and many more.

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Porte Early History


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Porte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porte research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Porte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porte 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Porte, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Francisco Porte, aged 42, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Juan Porte, aged 36, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1857

Porte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Porte, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • Fanny Porte, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Porte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porte 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 30 November 2016 at 14:51.

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