When Emily Caroline Porter was born on 5 October 1862, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Nathan Tanner Porter Sr., was 42 and her mother, Eliza Ford, was 21. She married Hyrum Bratton Parrish about 1883, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Centerville Election Precinct, Klickitat, Washington, United States in 1900 and Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 9 May 1960, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.
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 .
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