Porras Family History

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Porras Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Porras, a town in Andalusia, or nickname from the plural of porra ‘cudgel’, ‘club’, nickname either for a stockily built person or for a tiresome person. ‘Porras!’ is also used as an idiomatic expression meaning ‘Go to the Devil’. Galician: habitational name from any of three places in Lugo province named Porras.

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

Similar surnames: Torres, Parras, Portal, Arras, Corral, Parra, Moras, Porro, Paras

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Porras Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Porras name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Porras. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Porras Family Origin

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Porras Family Occupations

What did your Porras ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Porras family was Laundress. Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Porras. The most common Porras occupation in the USA was Laborer. 60% of Porras's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Laundress


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Porras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Porras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porras 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Porras. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Porras. For the veterans among your Porras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porras Life Expectancy

What is the average Porras lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Porras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Porras in 1940 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porras 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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