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Early Origins of the Porto family

The surname Porto was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Early History of the Porto family

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Porto Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Porto, Porti, Portilla, Porta, Portanova, Dapporto, Da Poro and many more.

Early Notables of the Porto family

Prominent among members of the family was

  • the Porto family of Ferrara

Porto Ranking

In the United States, the name Porto is the 14,510th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Porto migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vicente Porto, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [2]
  • Francisco Porto, aged 42, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [2]
  • F. De Porto, who settled in New Orleans in 1853
  • F De Porto, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 [2]
  • Modesto Porto, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1855 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Porto (post 1700) +

  • Rosa Porto (1930-2019), Cuban-born American baker and businesswoman, founder of Porto's Bakery & Cafe chain of restaurants in Southern California
  • Vanessa Alessandra Teixeira Porto (b. 1984), Brazilian mixed martial artist and amateur boxer

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook