Porta Family History

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Porta Name Meaning

Italian, Catalan, Galician, southern French (Occitan), and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town, from Latin porta ‘gate’. This is also found as a Polish name, with the same origin.

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


Similar surnames: Portal, Port, Porte, Horta, Dorta, Fort, Orta, Corte, Ports, Perna

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Porta Family Origin

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Porta Family Occupations

What did your Porta ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Train Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Porta.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Train Clerk
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%

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

Porta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Porta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Porta. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Porta. For the veterans among your Porta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porta Life Expectancy

What is the average Porta lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Porta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Porta in 1949 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porta ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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