Motes Name Meaning

Catalan: from the plural of mota ‘hillock’ (see Mota). The name occurs chiefly in Valencia.

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


Similar surnames: Mates, Mones, Moles, Montes, Mores, Moes, Moten, Mozes, Motel, Moses

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Motes Family Origin

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Motes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Motes family was Farm Laborer. The most common Motes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Motes's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motes.

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Motes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Motes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Motes in 1952 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motes

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