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Laporte Name Meaning

French: 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 Old French porte ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (from Latin porta, ‘door’, ‘entrance’), with the definite article la. In French Canada it is a secondary surname, which has also been used alone since 1670.

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


Similar surnames: Laporta, Porte, Laforge, Laprade, Laforce, Lapre, Laroche, Lapointe

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Laporte Family Origin

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Laporte Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laporte. The most common Laporte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Laporte's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laporte family was Carpenter.

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