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Porterfield Early Origins



The surname Porterfield was first found in Cornwall, 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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Porterfield Spelling Variations


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Porterfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Porterfield, Porterfeild and others.

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Porterfield Early History


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Porterfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Porterfield research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1604 and 1571 are included under the topic Early Porterfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Porterfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Porterfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Porterfield 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:

Porterfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Porterfield, who arrived in Virginia in 1684
  • David Porterfield, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [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)

Porterfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Porterfield, who arrived in New England in 1749 [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)
  • Boyd Porterfield, who landed in New York in 1776 [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)
  • Boyd Porterfield, who setted in New York in 1776

Porterfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Porterfield, who setted in New York in 1807
  • Mathew Porterfield, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [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)
  • John Porterfield, who arrived in Mississippi in 1846 [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)
  • Edward Porterfield, who landed in Mississippi in 1854 [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)
  • John, Moses, Robert, Thomas, and William Porterfield, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1813 and 1866

Porterfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Porterfield, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1847

Porterfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Porterfield, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Rebecca Porterfield, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Mary E. Porterfield, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Porterfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Porterfield (post 1700)



  • Daniel R. Porterfield (b. 1961), American academic, 15th President of Franklin & Marshall College
  • Shaletta Tawanna Porterfield (b. 1985), American model, Miss Wisconsin USA (2011)
  • Ron Porterfield, American Major League Baseball athletic trainer
  • Gordon Porterfield, American playwright, novelist, poet and teacher
  • Eugene E. Porterfield (b. 1946), American businessman and politician, Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate (1989 to 1996)
  • Robert Huffard Porterfield (1905-1971), American founder of the Barter Theatre in Austinville, Virginia in 1933 which later became the state theatre of Virginia in 1946; he was artistic director of the theatre until his death in 1971
  • Lewis Broughton Porterfield (1879-1942), American admiral of the United States Navy, eponym of the USS Porterfield (DD-682), an American Fletcher-class destroyer
  • Dr. James Porterfield, American cardiology researcher at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis
  • Eugene E. Porterfield, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 39th District, 1989-96 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Erwin L. Porterfield, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Sub pondere sursum
Motto Translation: Beneath my load (I look) upward.


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Citations


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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Porterfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Porterfield 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 8 April 2017 at 09:54.

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