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Motter Family History

Motter Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German mot ‘mud’, ‘mire’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

63,975 Historical Documents with Motter on Ancestry.com
14,745 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,362 Military Records
1,188 Immigration Records
11,490 Census and Voter Lists
34,190 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Motter Families

  • Number of Motter families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Motter families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Motter families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Motter census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Motter Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Motter families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Motter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Motter 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 Motter

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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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Motter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Motter census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Motter ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Motter Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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

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