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Omg we're like a huge Porter family!
Deborah Lee Porter
Hi everyone :) My name is Deborah Lee Porter and I am from Aotearoa, (commonly known as New Zealand). As far as I know, I am of English and Maori descent...hence the word Aotearoa from the Maori language...meaning Land of the Long White Cloud :) I am well searched in my Maori genealogy.....but yet have fair ways to go...to know and understand my English genealogy. To fully embrace my Identity and culture...it is only right...that I acknowledge my past...of those before me...my Ancestors...whom I descended from. I am happy and willing to share my genealogy with you all...in the hopes that someone/s may be able to assist me on my quest :) Just to make mention beforehand, I'm not sure which of the 2 Williams...was actually Captain William Porter and sadly I am unable to include dates...yet. Wiremu Kevin Poata (William Kevin Porter) = Great-great-great-grandfather Wiremu Poata (William Porter) = Great-great-grandfather Te Auraki Poata (Alexander Porter) = Great-grandfather Arapata Bartholomew Poata (Albert Bartholomew Porter) = Grand-dad Poata is transliterated from Maori - English = Porter I do not know whom my GGGGrandfather William Kevin Porter married. My GGGrandfather Willam Porter married my GGGrandmother whom is of Maori descent, Marara Tupe. They had children, which were all birthed and registered with Maori names. Their 2nd youngest child, a male...my GGrandfather Te Auraki (Alexander). Te Auraki married my GGrandmother also of Maori descent, Keita Waaka (Katie/Katy Walker). They also had children...survived by these 3...as some past when they were babies :( Arapata (Albert) Bartholomew Porter Ina Porter Reuben Porter My Grandad, was the oldest of these 3 :) According to my geneaology...there has been mention of my GGGrandfather William Porter...his Mother was of Maori descent, from a place in NZ called Matauri Bay, she was a Puhi = to a Princess of hierarchy, of Matauri Bay, and that William was named after his father...whom was also William Porter...correction...William Kevin Porter, my GGGGrandfather. Alot of my elders have since passed...and so sources and resources are scarce :( I am currently residing in Queensland Australia...and without limitations...the internet has proven to be useful and very resourceful :) I began my search for the origin of the name...which included a compilation written by William Arthur Porter, Sr and also surname Porter, which lead me to military records...which I had no idea what I was looking for...except the names William Porter, lol. Then it lead me to a Scottish origin of Porters...The Clan of McNaghton or McNaghten...which really was quite amazing to happen upon :) Then I remembered a story 'bout my Grand-dad...whom was of the Anglican Faith...which lead me to The Church of England...imagine that...awesome!!! Which finally led me to the geneaology site of Reginald Porter (Ralph Reginald Porter...son of William de la Grande...hope that's correct), which led me here. Wooooow, what an amazing journey...and I sense it's not over yet :))))) So there you have it my good brethren...I'm humbled to have searched and found not only this site...but most importantly...my Family :) May God be with us all <3 <3 <3
I'm a Porter and proud!
I have very little information on my surname. I know my father is David knotts porter the 2nd or 3rd. I know we are from England, Ireland, and Scotland. Would love any information anyone could provide.
I am from California. My fathers name is John Porter from Pittsburg, CA and his father's name was Robert Edward Porter who served in WWII. I have not been able to go much further because my fathers parents died when he was young...
Joseph , son of Joseph son of James
Scottish ,Glasgow' I was told by my Grandfather James that his great grandfather used to lead the Protestant parades in Ulster on horseback and thats where our Porter name comes from ,.Good site but I came across it by accident trying to find the origin of the word surname while researching the birth certificate debate going on ,[ is it a contract or not ] did your parents unknowingly bind u into title of the slave ,when he put the title of Mr and miss before your parents signature on it . stature for these titles is the lowest.Meaning you can actually be sold and come under commerce law the law of the sea , The law of the slave ship. This is why we are getting stopped by police so much and [fined] sorry [wrong word] NOTICE TO PAY! by a court that has no jurisdiction on land .Watch the secret films from court on you tube where a group called the sovereigns of state fill the public gallery and refuse the judge jurisdiction and and envoke common law , Land law.THE REAL LAW.
Im Going With Simon
we have traced our ancestor back to Hugh Porter who left Derry, Ireland in 1740 and went to PA. Was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Wife was Violet Mackey
Robert (Roy) Porter
My Name is Robert Porter and I live in Bangor,Northern Ireland,but originally from Londonderry now commonly called Derry/Londonderry. My Father was born in Scotland and My Mother had a famous name Sherrard connected with the 1688/1690 siege of Derry.
I've heard my porter name is from ireland and we are irish? But it says old french . Living in scotland.
Diane Porter McCormick
Porter family from Pittsburgh, Pa. Father Konrad Porter, youngest of 7 brothers. His father George Rudyard Porter, his Father George from Germany and back to England. Still looking and will update soon.
My name is Arthur Porter. I am originally from Louisville, KY. My father was Herbert Arthur Porter. His father was Oscar Lazern Porter Orig. From Lansing, MI. His father was Marcus Lafayette Porter who was born in upstate, NY. His father was John Porter who was given a land grant for his service in the war of 1812. I do not have any further info.
Hi im ciara and im from ballycastle:P