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

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Motte Family Origin

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Motte Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Motte | Data not to scale

Motte Historical Records

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Motte Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motte

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