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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Porr Family Origin

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Porr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Barber

    10%
  • Basket Maker

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Porr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Porr's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porr. A less common occupation for the Porr family was Cabinet Maker.

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Porr Historical Records

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Porr Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porr

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