Nella Portier

Brief Life History of Nella

When Nella Portier was born on 14 July 1901, in Houma, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States, her father, Taylor Xavier Portier, was 27 and her mother, Adeline Roselind Gros, was 29. She lived in Ward Five, Lafourche, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and St. Charles, Louisiana, United States in 1920. She died on 24 September 1991, in Schriever, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Schriever, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United States.

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John Blanchard
Nella Portier

Sources (7)

  • Nella Portier in household of Theodore Portier, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nella Portier Blanchard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mrs John Blanchard in entry for Eparlor Portier, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Clovis, Leonce, Renauld.

French: occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper of a great house, Old French portier (from Late Latin portarius). Compare English Porter .

History: Alexandre-Bernard Portier from Paris, France, married Catherine Monte in Edgard, LA, in 1741.

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

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