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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  • Cabinet Maker

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Cordwainer

    11%
  • Hair Dresser

    11%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Porte family was Hair Dresser. Cabinet Maker, Coal Miner and Cordwainer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porte. The most common Porte occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 11% of Porte's were Cabinet Makers.

Source: Census data for Porte | Data not to scale

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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