Sarah Porter

1848–1872 (Age 24)
South Leverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

Sarah Porter was born in 1848, in South Leverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Robert Clifton in 1869, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Habblesthorpe, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Ordsall, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died in 1872, in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 24.

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Robert Clifton
Sarah Porter
Marriage: 1869
Sarah Clifton
John William Clifton

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War
Age 6
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 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 .2 English: occupational name for a man who carried loads for a living, especially one who used his own muscle power rather than a beast of burden or a wheeled vehicle. This sense is from Old French porteo(u)r (Late Latin portator, from portare ‘to carry or convey’).3 Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch portere ‘doorkeeper’. Compare 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (7)

  • Sarah Porter in household of Joseph Porter, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sarah Porter in household of Edward S Downs, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Sarah Clifton in household of Robert Clifton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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