Motte Family History

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Motte Name Meaning

French and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, Old French, Middle English motte. The surname may also be a habitational name from any of the places in France named with this word. English: variant spelling of Mott 2. German: habitational name from Motte in the Saarland or Motten in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Matte, Mott, Motta, Motto, Notte, Monte, Pott, Mette, Hotte, Porte

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Motte Family Origin

Where is the Motte family from?

Motte Family Occupations

What did your Motte ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Motte occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Motte's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Motte family was Income From House Propty. Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Motte.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Income From House Propty


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

Motte Historical Records

What Motte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Motte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Motte

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Motte. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Motte. For the veterans among your Motte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Motte Life Expectancy

What is the average Motte lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Motte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Motte in 1954 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motte 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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