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Lamotte Surname Meaning

French and Walloon: topographic name for someone who lived by a motte (i.e. a protective mound surrounding a fortified stronghold) a variant of Motte 1 with the definite article la; or a habitational name from any of the places in France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named Lamotte or La Motte. This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. Compare Lamothe and Delamotte .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lamott, La Motta, Lamothe, Cadotte, Lizotte, Lezotte, Lacoste, Motte

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Where is the Lamotte family from?

You can see how Lamotte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lamotte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lamotte families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 117 Lamotte families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Lamotte's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Lamotte families in 1911.
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What did your Lamotte ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lamotte. 35% of Lamotte men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Journalier
    25%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lamotte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lamotte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lamotte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Lamotte. For the veterans among your Lamotte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lamotte lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lamotte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Lamotte in 1947 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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