Porte Family History

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Porte Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Port. French: from Old French porte ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (from Latin porta), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (typically, the man in charge of them). Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Porta.

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

Similar surnames: Port, Porta, Porter, Corte, Ponte, Motte, Ports, Porten, Pore, Korte

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Porte Family Origin

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Porte Family Occupations

What did your Porte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Porte family was Keeping House. The most common Porte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Porte's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porte.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Gardener

  • Keeping House


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

Porte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Porte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porte 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Porte. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Porte. For the veterans among your Porte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porte Life Expectancy

What is the average Porte lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Porte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Porte in 1945 was 28, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porte 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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