Porter Surname History
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- Porter spelling & pronunciation
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Porter Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Porter may be complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Porter may be in dispute based on whether the family name came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Porter Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Porter come may come from a craft, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Porter come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. Often these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".
Porter Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Porter surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Porter vary in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family branches, and languages over the years. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Porter were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Porter.
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Porter Family Tree
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- John Porter Md, MD 1819 - 1880
- William Porter
- Mary Elizabeth Porter
- Octavia Porter
- Dinah Louisa Porter
- Mary (Porter) Young 1886 - ?
- Gladys Holley Porter
- Barbara Porter Hardiman
- Marge Porter Mashburn
- Odell Porter