Motte Family History

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Motte Name Meaning

French and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, Old French, Middle English motte. The surname may also be a habitational name from any of the places in France named with this word. English: variant spelling of Mott 2. German: habitational name from Motte in the Saarland or Motten in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Matte, Mott, Motta, Motto, Notte, Monte, Pott, Mette, Hotte, Porte

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Motte Family Origin

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Motte Family Occupations

What did your Motte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motte. A less common occupation for the Motte family was Blacksmith. The most common Motte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Motte's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Motte Historical Records

What Motte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Motte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Motte

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Motte. 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 Motte. For the veterans among your Motte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Motte Life Expectancy

What is the average Motte lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Motte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Motte in 1954 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motte 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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