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Motta Family History

Motta Name Meaning
Italian (mainly northern): topographic name from motta ‘fortified stronghold’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, as for example Motta Camastra and Motta d’Affermo in Messina, Sicily, Mottafollone in Cosenza province, Motta Montecorvino in Foggia; Motta Baluffi in Cremona, Motta di Livenza in Treviso, and Motta Visconti in Milan, etc.Portuguese: variant of Mota.

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

56,943 Historical Documents with Motta on Ancestry.com
31,287 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,099 Military Records
6,662 Immigration Records
7,945 Census and Voter Lists
8,950 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Motta Families

  • Number of Motta families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Motta families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Motta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Motta census records

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Motta Family Origin

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Motta Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Motta

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Motta Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Motta census records

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Motta Civil War Service Records

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Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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