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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

What did your Motes ancestors do for a living?

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

View Census data for Motes | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    58%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Motes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Motes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Motes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Motes. For the veterans among your Motes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Motes Life Expectancy

What is the average Motes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motes 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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