Porte Family History

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Porte Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Port. French: from Old French porte ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (from Latin porta), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (typically, the man in charge of them). Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Porta.

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

Similar surnames: Port, Porta, Porter, Corte, Ponte, Motte, Ports, Porten, Pore, Korte

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Porte Family Origin

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Porte Family Occupations

What did your Porte ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenogr were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Porte. 54% of Porte men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Journalier
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenogr

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

Porte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Porte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porte 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Porte. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Porte. For the veterans among your Porte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porte Life Expectancy

What is the average Porte lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Porte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Porte in 1945 was 28, and 85 in 2004.

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