James Albert Porter

7 January 1929–25 March 2006 (Age 77)
Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia

The Life Summary of James Albert

When James Albert Porter was born on 7 January 1929, in Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Robert A Porter, was 20 and his mother, Violet James, was 16. He died on 25 March 2006, in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 77, and was buried in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.

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World Events (3)

Age 10
Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.
Age 11
Australia declares war on Italy.
Age 11
Communist Party of Australia is outlawed.

Name Meaning

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 and Older Scots porter(e), port(o)ur ‘doorkeeper, gatekeeper’ (Anglo-Norman French port(i)er, portur, Latin portarius). 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. The name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates and equivalents in other languages, for example German Pförtner (see Fortner ) and Poertner .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 Middle English port(o)ur, porter ‘porter, carrier of burdens’ (Anglo-Norman French portur, porteo(u)r).Dutch: variant, mostly Americanized, of Poorter, status name for a freeman (burgher) of a town, Middle Dutch portere, modern Dutch poorter. Compare De Porter .

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

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  • James Albert Porter, "Find A Grave Index"

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