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Porr Family History

Porr Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks or other vegetables, from Middle High German porre, pforre ‘leek’ (from Latin porrum).Possibly an altered spelling of South German Pforr, a variant of 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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5,592 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
876 Military Records
289 Immigration Records
3,676 Census and Voter Lists
4,648 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Porr Families

  • Number of Porr families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Porr families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Porr families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Porr Family Origin

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Porr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Porr

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Porr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Porr census records

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Porr Civil War Service Records

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