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Motl Family History

Motl Name Meaning

South German: from a short pet form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Motz, Moll, Mott, Poll, Gotz, Ott, Kotz, Pott, Maul, Mohr

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Where is the Motl family from?

You can see how Motl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Motl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Motl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Motl families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Motl's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Motl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Motl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Motl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Motl. 41% of Motl men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Motl women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Motl were Laborer and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Farm
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
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What Motl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Motl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 245 immigration records available for the last name Motl. 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 Cards

There are 744 military records available for the last name Motl. For the veterans among your Motl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Motl lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Motl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Motl in 1941 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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