La Motta Family History

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La Motta Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from la motta ‘the fortified stronghold’ (compare French Lamothe), or habitational name from a placed named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Motta, Lamothe, La Corte, La Polla, La Rosa, Laporta, Lauletta

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La Motta Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the La Motta name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name La Motta. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    22%

  • Italy

    15%

  • Portugal

    13%

  • France

    10%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    10%

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La Motta Family Origin

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La Motta Family Occupations

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La Motta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 492 census records available for the last name La Motta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, La Motta census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 347 immigration records available for the last name La Motta. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 51 military records available for the last name La Motta. For the veterans among your La Motta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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La Motta Life Expectancy

What is the average La Motta lifespan?

Between 1966 and 1999, in the United States, La Motta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for La Motta in 1966 was 85, and 84 in 1999.

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