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Mota Family History

Mota Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, from mot(t)a, a borrowing from Old French motte (see Motte 1).Spanish: habitational name from places in the provinces of Cuenca and Valladolid named Mota.Catalan: topographic name from mota ‘hillock’, denoting someone who lived by a hillock.Catalan: habitational name from places in Girona and Valencia. RS.

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

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Name Distribution of Mota Families

  • Number of Mota families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mota families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mota last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mota Family Origin

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Mota Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mota

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Mota Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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