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Porte Family History

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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Where is the Porte family from?

You can see how Porte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Porte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Porte families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Porte families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Porte's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Porte families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Porte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Porte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Porte. 20% of Porte men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Porte women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Porte were Clerk and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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