Mott Family History

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Mott Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Motte 1. English: from Motte, a medieval pet form of the personal name Matilda (see Mould). German: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned property in a marshy area, from Middle High German mot ‘mud’, ‘swamp’.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Motte, Pott, Cott, Most, Ott, Bott, Dott, Motto, Moat

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Mott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mott Family Origin

Where is the Mott family from?

Mott Family Occupations

What did your Mott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mott family was Laundress. The most common Mott occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Mott's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mott.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mott Historical Records

What Mott family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Mott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Mott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Mott. For the veterans among your Mott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mott Life Expectancy

What is the average Mott lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mott in 1945 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mott ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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