Moat Family History
Moat Name Meaning
English: from Middle English mote ‘moat protective ditch’ (Old French mote motte ‘mound embankment’). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived at or by a moat or habitational from one of many minor places so named in England and Scotland. There has probably been some confusion with Mott .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022