Porter in the US

  1. #143 Crawford
  2. #144 Snyder
  3. #145 Simpson
  4. #146 Shaw
  5. #147 Porter
  6. #148 Hunter
  7. #149 Mason
  8. #150 Castillo
  9. #151 Wagner
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Meaning & Origins

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.
147th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
186,141
to be exact
Mississippi
has the most people named Porter per capita

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