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

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  • School

    13%
  • Student

    13%
  • Carriage Trimmer

    7%
  • Clerk

    7%

In 1881, the most common Porte occupation in Canada was School. 13% of Porte's were Schools. School, Student and Carriage Trimmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porte. A less common occupation for the Porte family was Clerk.

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Porte Historical Records

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Porte Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porte

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