Motte Family History
Motte Name Meaning
French Walloon and Flemish: topographic name from Old French motte ‘motte’ a word of Gaulish origin denoting a man-made protective mound surrounding a castle or other fortified stronghold; or a habitational name from any of the places in France and in Belgium named with this word. Compare Delamotte Demotte and Lamotte . English: variant of Mott German: habitational name from a place called Motte in the Saarland or perhaps from Motten in Bavaria.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022