Porto Family History

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Porto Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from Porto (Oporto). Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places, especially in Galicia, named Porto, usually in the sense ‘mountain pass’. Italian: habitational name from any of numerous minor places named or named with Porto, from porto ‘port’, ‘harbor’.

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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Porto Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Porto name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Porto. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Portugal


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Porto Family Origin

Where is the Porto family from?

Porto Family Occupations

What did your Porto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Herder and Huckster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Porto. The most common Porto occupation in the USA was Herder. 50% of Porto's were Herders.

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  • Herder

  • Huckster


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

Porto Historical Records

What Porto family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Porto Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porto 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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