Clarissa Porter

22 October 1805–1807 (Age 1)
Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Porter was born on 22 October 1805, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Henry Porter, was 25 and her mother, Rachel Phelps, was 27. She died in 1807, at the age of 2.

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Henry Porter
Rachel Phelps
Harriet Porter
Rachel Porter
Clarissa Porter
Harriet Porter
Clarissa Kezia Porter
Louisa Porter
Wealthy Porter
Polly Porter
Polly Lovina Porter

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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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