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’.

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

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Motto Family Origin

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Motto Family Occupations

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  • Lab

    33%
  • Musitian (Musician)

    33%
  • Professor Of Music

    33%

In 1881, the most common Motto occupation in the UK was Lab. 33% of Motto's were Labs. Lab and Musitian (Musician) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Motto. A less common occupation for the Motto family was Professor Of Music.

Source: Census data for Motto | Data not to scale

Motto Historical Records

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Motto Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Motto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Motto in 1949 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motto

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