Mota Family History

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Mota Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived by a fortified stronghold, from mot(t)a, a borrowing from Old French motte (see Motte 1). Spanish: habitational name from places in the provinces of Cuenca and Valladolid named Mota. Catalan: topographic name from mota ‘hillock’, denoting someone who lived by a hillock. Catalan: habitational name from places in Girona and Valencia.

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

Similar surnames: Mora, Moya, Motta, Mata, Rota, Mola, Motte, Mott, Maia, Cota

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Mota Family Origin

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Mota Family Occupations

What did your Mota ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mota. 52% of Mota men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Mota women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mota were Salesman and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress

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

Mota Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mota. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mota census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mota. 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 Card

There are 951 military records available for the last name Mota. For the veterans among your Mota ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mota Life Expectancy

What is the average Mota lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mota life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mota in 1956 was 67, and 72 in 2004.

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