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Porro Name Meaning

Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, and Italian: nickname from porro ‘leek’, ‘allium’. In Spanish and Portuguese it denoted a stupid, coarse individual. In Italian, however, the term also means ‘wart’ and the nickname probably denoted someone with warts or boils. Catalan: possibly habitational name from El Porró, a place in Alacant, Valencia.

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

Similar surnames: Morro, Porto, Porco, Parco, Porr, Curro, Perro, Ferro, Corbo, Pozo

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Where is the Porro family from?

You can see how Porro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Porro family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Porro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Porro families living in Illinois. This was about 18% of all the recorded Porro's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Porro families in 1920.
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What did your Porro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Porro. 33% of Porro men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Tailor
  • Machinist
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Porro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porro 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Porro. 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 231 military records available for the last name Porro. For the veterans among your Porro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Porro lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Porro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Porro in 1955 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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