Motta Name Meaning

Italian (mainly northern): topographic name from motta ‘fortified stronghold’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word, as for example Motta Camastra and Motta d’Affermo in Messina, Sicily, Mottafollone in Cosenza province, Motta Montecorvino in Foggia; Motta Baluffi in Cremona, Motta di Livenza in Treviso, and Motta Visconti in Milan, etc. Portuguese: variant of Mota.

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


Similar surnames: Mota, Motte, Motto, Cotta, Rotta, Mott, Cota, Mata, Notte, Morra

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Motta Family Origin

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Motta Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Tailor

    33%
  • Works Lock Factory

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Motta family was Works Lock Factory. Farmer and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Motta. The most common Motta occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Motta's were Farmers.

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Motta Historical Records

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Motta Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Motta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Motta in 1943 was 69, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motta

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