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Porta Family History

Porta Name Meaning
Italian, Catalan, Galician, southern French (Occitan), and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town, from Latin porta ‘gate’. This is also found as a Polish name, with the same origin. AB, EC, DK, kh.

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

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25,734 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,399 Military Records
4,550 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Porta Families

  • Number of Porta families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Porta families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Porta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Porta census records

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Porta Family Origin

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Porta Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Porta

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Porta Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Porta census records

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Porta Civil War Service Records

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