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

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Porten Family Origin

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Porten Family Occupations

What did your Porten ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Farming

    20%
  • Hand At Cotton Press

    20%
  • Rag Picker

    20%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Porten family was Rag Picker. Farmer, Farming and Hand At Cotton Press were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porten. The most common Porten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Porten's were Farmers.

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Porten Historical Records

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Porten Life Expectancy

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