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Motes Surname Meaning

Catalan (Valencia): from the plural of mota ‘hillock’ (see Mota ). German (North Rhine-Westphalia): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Mates, Mones, Moles, Montes, Mores, Moes, Moten, Mozes, Motel, Moses

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Where is the Motes family from?

You can see how Motes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Motes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Motes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Motes families living in South Carolina. This was about 22% of all the recorded Motes's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Motes families in 1840.
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What did your Motes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisher was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Motes. 100% of Motes men worked as a Fisher. .

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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

  • Fisher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Motes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motes 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 411 immigration records available for the last name Motes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Motes. For the veterans among your Motes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Motes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Motes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Motes in 1952 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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