Zebedee Porter in the US

  1. #86,855,845 Zebedee Pettway
  2. #86,855,846 Zebedee Pigford
  3. #86,855,847 Zebedee Pitterson
  4. #86,855,848 Zebedee Polke
  5. #86,855,849 Zebedee Porter
  6. #86,855,850 Zebedee Pou
  7. #86,855,851 Zebedee Pouncey
  8. #86,855,852 Zebedee Poust
  9. #86,855,853 Zebedee Powell
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Meaning & Origins

Name borne in the New Testament by the father of the apostles James and John, who was with his sons mending fishing nets when they were called by Christ (Matthew 4:21; Mark 1:20). This is from a Greek form of the Hebrew name that appears in the Old Testament as Zebadiah or Zabdi ‘gift of Jehovah’.
13,199th in the U.S.
English and Scottish: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, castle, or monastery, from Middle English porter ‘doorkeeper’, ‘gatekeeper’ (Old French portier). The office often came with accommodation, lands, and other privileges for the bearer, and in some cases was hereditary, especially in the case of a royal castle. As an American surname, this has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other European languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner) and North German Poertner.
145th in the U.S.

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