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Porter Genealogy & History

Porter is possibly from the Old French "porteo(u)r", to carry or convey. The name might have referred to a person who carries loads, rather than using some other means to transport it. It also means keeper of the entryway, from the Old French "portier". Variant spellings include Pawter, Pereter, and Porta. Porter family history reveals this motto: "Both fidelity and virtue". Milo Portarius, a porter at Winchester Castle, is the first recorded Porter, in 1086. Respected members in Porter genealogy are composer Cole Porter, painter, inventor, and Scientific American magazine founder Rufus Porter, and writer William Sydney Porter (better known as O. Henry).


Porter Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Dale Porter-- --, 1930July 9,2002KY
B J Porter-- --, 1933July 17,2009CA
C Arthur Porter-- --, 1918September 16,2002OH
D Lucille Porter-- --, 1919August 22,1996NY

Porter Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Curt Porter-- --, 1892June ,1969Wyncote,PA
F Gene Porter-- --, 1931February 9,2009Brandon,MS
G Jean Porter-- --, 1922February 9,2004Fort Morgan,CO
H Albert Porter-- --, 1916October 25,1999Lincoln,NE

Porter Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Benjamin PorterIva PayneOctober 1,1955Wake, NC
Joseph PorterMary MitchellDecember 20,1939Wake, NC
Steven PorterBernadette PriceAugust 14,1969Wake, NC
Mark PorterWanda LigginsNovember 10,1979Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Porter

132nd: Palmer133rd: Hunt
134th: Rose135th: Simpson
136th: Rice137th: Mason
138th: Johnston139th: Robertson
140th: Carlson141st: Henry

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