Porges Family History

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Porges Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic from Central Europe): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Porye, a derivative of the Biblical Zipporah + the Yiddish or German possessive suffix -s.

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

Similar surnames: Perkes, Borges, Karges, Porter, Gorges, Parnes, Forbes, Peres, Torres

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Porges Family Origin

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Porges Family Occupations

What did your Porges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Porges occupation in the USA was Barkeeper. 17% of Porges's were Barkeepers. Barkeeper, Book Keeper and Fresco Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porges. A less common occupation for the Porges family was Keeps Retail Grocery Str..

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  • Barkeeper

  • Book Keeper

  • Fresco Painter

  • Keeps Retail Grocery Str.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Porges ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Porges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Porges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porges census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Porges. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 517 military records available for the last name Porges. For the veterans among your Porges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porges Life Expectancy

What is the average Porges lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Porges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Porges in 1951 was 55, and 91 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porges

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porges ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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