Porr Family History

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Porr Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks or other vegetables, from Middle High German porre, pforre ‘leek’ (from Latin porrum). Possibly an altered spelling of South German Pforr, a variant of 1.

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

Similar surnames: Pore, Parr, Port, Gorr, Horr, Corn, Norr, Pour, Borr, Coor

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Porr Family Origin

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Porr Family Occupations

What did your Porr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porr. A less common occupation for the Porr family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Porr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Porr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Basket Maker

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Porr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Porr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porr 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Porr. 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 964 military records available for the last name Porr. For the veterans among your Porr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porr Life Expectancy

What is the average Porr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Porr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Porr in 1963 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porr 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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