Mota Family History

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Mota Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, from mot(t)a, a borrowing from Old French motte (see Motte 1). Spanish: habitational name from places in the provinces of Cuenca and Valladolid named Mota. Catalan: topographic name from mota ‘hillock’, denoting someone who lived by a hillock. Catalan: habitational name from places in Girona and Valencia.

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


Similar surnames: Mora, Moya, Motta, Mata, Rota, Mola, Motte, Mott, Maia, Cota

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Mota Family Origin

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Mota Family Occupations

What did your Mota ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Picking Berries

    33%

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mota. A less common occupation for the Mota family was Picking Berries. The most common Mota occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Mota's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Mota | Data not to scale

Mota Historical Records

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Mota Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Mota life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mota in 1956 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mota

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