Lamothe Family History

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Lamothe Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, Old French motte, a word of Gaulish origin denoting a hillock or mound (see Moat), with the definite article la. The surname is also a habitational name from any of several places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Laroche, Motte, Laporte, La Motta, Laforge, Lalonde, Lacombe, Larose

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Lamothe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lamothe name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Lamothe Family Origin

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Lamothe Family Occupations

What did your Lamothe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lamothe occupation in the USA was Cook. 9% of Lamothe's were Cooks. A less common occupation for the Lamothe family was At School. Cook, Engineer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lamothe.

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  • Cook

  • Engineer

  • Laborer

  • At School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lamothe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lamothe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Lamothe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamothe 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamothe. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lamothe. For the veterans among your Lamothe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lamothe Life Expectancy

What is the average Lamothe lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lamothe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Lamothe in 1946 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lamothe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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