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Porte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


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.

Early Origins of the Porte family


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.

Early History of the Porte family


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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.

Early Notables of the Porte family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Porte family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Porte, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francisco Porte, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juan Porte, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1857 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Porte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Porte, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm
  • Fanny Porte, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Porte (post 1700)


  • Abdón Porte (1893-1918), Uruguayan footballer
  • Richard Julian "Richie" Porte (b. 1985), Australian professional road bicycle racer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm

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