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Porter, Portter
Origin
Porter: 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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chg/ • PORTER, Peter Buell [1773-1844] – Political figure and soldier, General PORT242 3C7
chg • PORTER, Thomas [1734-1833] – American jurist, legislator PORT235 2C9
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.
chg/ • PORTER, William Sydney [1862-1910] – American journalist and writer of short stories (as O. Henry) PORT136 6C4

 

Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

PORTER, A(rchie) W(illiam) Noel [1885-?]
American bishop
PORTER, Albert Gallatin [1824-1897]
American governor of IN
PORTER, Charlotte Endymion [1857-1942]
American publisher, co-founder of Poet Lore magazine
PORTER, David [1780-1843]
American naval officer
PORTER, David Dixon [1813-1891]
American naval officer
PORTER, David Rittenhouse [1788-1867]
American politician, PA governor
PORTER, Edwin Stanton [1870-1941]
American director/photographer of Edison films
PORTER, Eleanor (née Hodgman) [1868-1920]
American author, creator of Pollyanna character
PORTER, Eliza Emily Chappell [1807-1888]
American teacher and Civil War relief worker
PORTER, Fitz-john [1822-1901]
American general; subject of flagrant political and military persecution (by Gen. John Pope)
PORTER, (Mrs) Gene (née STRATTON) [1886-1924]
American novelist and nature writer
PORTER, Harold Everett [1887-1936]
American novelist, short-story writer, dramatist (a/k/a Holworthy Hall)
PORTER, James Davis [1828-1912]
American soldier (CSA), governor (TN), diplomat, teachers' college founder
PORTER, Katherine Anne [1894-?]
American story writer
PORTER, Lucius Chapin [1880-?]
American missionary to China
PORTER, Noah [1811-1892]
American educator, editor of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
PORTER, Nyree (Ngaire) Dawn [1940-2001]
British (New Zealand) actress
PORTER, Quincy [1897-?]
American composer, music educator
PORTER, Rufus [1792-1884]
American inventor, publisher, founder of Scientific American A descendant of John Porter, but a different line than mine: Rufus, Tyler, Benjamin, Benjamin, John, Samuel, John
PORTER, Sarah [1813-1900]
American educator, founder of Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT; sister of Noah Porter.

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