Porten Family History
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Porten Name Meaning
English: possibly a variant of Porton, a habitational name from Porton in Wiltshire or Poorton in Dorset; both place names are formed with an obscure first element, perhaps the name of a river, + Old English tun ‘settlement’. Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place named with Dutch poort ‘gate’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Porter, Orten, Doten, Porte, Morton, Orton, Wooten, Holten, Postel