Laporta Family History
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Laporta Name Meaning
Italian (La Porta), Catalan, and Aragonese: topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from porta ‘gateway’, ‘door’, ‘entrance’ (Latin porta, ‘door’, ‘entrance’), with the definite article la. This is a common name among Sephardic Jews in Catalonia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Laporte, Porta, Porte, Laforge, Capra, Lamarca, La Motta, Lepera