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Motto Family History

Motto Name Meaning
Italian: when not a masculinized form of Motta, from a shortened pet form of a personal name ending in -mo.Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from a lost place named with Middle English motte ‘fortified stronghold’ + ho(e) ‘ridge’, ‘hill’. pwh.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

20,320 Historical Documents with Motto on Ancestry
6,840 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,153 Military Records
1,200 Immigration Records
5,620 Census and Voter Lists
4,507 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Motto Families

  • Number of Motto families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Motto last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Motto census records

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Motto Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Motto families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Motto Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Motto families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

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Motto Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Motto census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Motto ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Motto

Did the Mottos fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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