Porten Family History

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Porten Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Porton, a habitational name from Porton in Wiltshire or Poorton in Dorset; both place names are formed with an obscure first element, perhaps the name of a river, + Old English tun ‘settlement’. Dutch: habitational name for someone from a place named with Dutch poort ‘gate’.

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

Similar surnames: Porter, Orten, Doten, Porte, Morton, Orton, Wooten, Holten, Postel

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Porten Family Origin

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Porten Family Occupations

What did your Porten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Foundry Patternmaker and Lodging House Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Porten. The most common Porten occupation in the UK was Foundry Patternmaker. 50% of Porten's were Foundry Patternmakers.

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  • Foundry Patternmaker

  • Lodging House Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Porten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Porten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Porten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porten 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 804 immigration records available for the last name Porten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 742 military records available for the last name Porten. For the veterans among your Porten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porten Life Expectancy

What is the average Porten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Porten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Porten in 1963 was 74, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porten 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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