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Porto Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from Porto the second-largest city in Portugal. Galician: habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia (Spain) named Porto usually in the sense ‘mountain pass’. Compare Doporto . Italian: from porto ‘port harbor cove’ also ford crossing place applied as a topographic name or as a habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Porto. Compare Lo Porto .

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


Similar surnames: Port, Porro, Portal, Ponto, Dorta, Parco, Pott, Toro, Pinto, Porta

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Where is the Porto family from?

You can see how Porto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Porto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Porto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Porto families living in Warwickshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Porto's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Porto families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Porto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Porto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Porto. 34% of Porto men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Porto women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Porto were Farmer and New Worker. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    22%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Porto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porto census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Porto. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Porto. For the veterans among your Porto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Porto lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Porto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Porto in 1946 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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