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Porras Family History

Porras Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from Porras, a town in Andalusia, or nickname from the plural of porra ‘cudgel’, ‘club’, nickname either for a stockily built person or for a tiresome person. ‘Porras!’ is also used as an idiomatic expression meaning ‘Go to the Devil’.Galician: habitational name from any of three places in Lugo province named Porras.

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

109,188 Historical Documents with Porras on Ancestry.com
89,233 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,202 Military Records
3,873 Immigration Records
6,290 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Porras Families

  • Number of Porras families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Porras families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Porras last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Porras Family Origin

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Porras Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Porras

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Porras Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Porras census records

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Porras Civil War Service Records

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