Motto Name Meaning

Italian: when not a masculinized form of Motta, from a shortened pet form of a personal name ending in -mo. Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from a lost place named with Middle English motte ‘fortified stronghold’ + ho(e) ‘ridge’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Motte, Motta, Mott, Matto, Lotto, Gotto, Mont, Notte, Mato, Gitto

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Motto Family Origin

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Motto Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Carpenter + Wagon Maker

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Motto family was Carpenter + Wagon Maker. Farmer, At Home and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Motto. The most common Motto occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Motto's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Motto | Data not to scale

Motto Historical Records

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Motto Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Motto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Motto in 1949 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motto

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