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Porr Family History

Porr Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks or other vegetables, from Middle High German porre, pforre ‘leek’ (from Latin porrum). Possibly an altered spelling of South German Pforr, a variant of 1.

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


Similar surnames: Pore, Parr, Port, Gorr, Horr, Corn, Norr, Pour, Borr, Coor

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Where is the Porr family from?

You can see how Porr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Porr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Porr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Porr families living in British Columbia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Porr's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Porr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Porr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Porr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Porr. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Porr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porr 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Porr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 964 military records available for the last name Porr. For the veterans among your Porr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Porr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Porr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Porr in 1963 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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