PORTER Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsPorter, Portter
OriginPorter: English; Porterat, Portereau: French :
Porter: 1) derived from the Old French word "porteo(u)r", meaning someone who carried loads to earn a living. The name was given to porters. 2) derived from the Middle English word "porter", meaning a gatekeeper. The name was given to gatekeepers, or those attending the door of a great house.
Porterat, Portereau: cognates to Porter, meaning gatekeeper. AFN
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(as of 2014-09-06), =::Cross reference
|PORTER, Peter Buell [1773-1844] – Political figure and soldier, General PORT242 3C7|
[1734-1833] – American jurist, legislator
For ten years he was judge of the supreme and county courts of Vermont, and he was a member of the legislatures of Connecticut and Vermont for thirty-five years.
|PORTER, William Sydney [1862-1910] – American journalist and writer of short stories (as O. Henry) PORT136 6C4|
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