History of your Surname
Get access to Mott family records.Start a free trial

Mott Family History

Mott Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Motte a pet form of Matilda. There has probably been some confusion with Moat . German: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned property in a marshy area from Middle High German mot ‘mud swamp’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lott, Motte, Pott, Cott, Most, Ott, Bott, Dott, Motto, Moat

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Mott family from?

You can see how Mott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 282 Mott families living in New York. This was about 51% of all the recorded Mott's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mott. 16% of Mott men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Mott women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mott were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Mott | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Mott family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Mott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Mott

Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Mott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Mott immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Mott. For the veterans among your Mott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mott military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mott family history

Discover More

What is the average Mott lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mott in 1945 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mott

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Mott family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Mott last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial