Porta Family History

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Porta Name Meaning

Italian, Catalan, Galician, southern French (Occitan), and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town, from Latin porta ‘gate’. This is also found as a Polish name, with the same origin.

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

Similar surnames: Portal, Port, Porte, Horta, Dorta, Fort, Orta, Corte, Ports, Perna

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Porta Family Origin

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Porta Family Occupations

What did your Porta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Baker, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porta. The most common Porta occupation in the USA was Baker. 20% of Porta's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Porta family was Laborer.

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  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Porta Historical Records

What Porta family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Porta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porta 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Porta. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Porta. For the veterans among your Porta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porta Life Expectancy

What is the average Porta lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Porta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Porta in 1949 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porta 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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