Motter Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Motter Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German mot ‘mud’, ‘mire’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Matter, Mutter, Mitter, Zotter, Rotter, Cotter, Notter, Otter, Lotter

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

NEW

Motter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Motter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Motter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Italy

    3%

Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Motter Family Origin

Where is the Motter family from?

Motter Family Occupations

What did your Motter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Motter occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 100% of Motter's were Farm Laborers.

View Census data for Motter | Data not to scale

  • Farm Laborer

    100%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Motter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Motter Historical Records

What Motter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Motter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Motter

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Motter. 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.

View all Motter immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Motter. For the veterans among your Motter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Motter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Motter family history.

Motter Life Expectancy

What is the average Motter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Motter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Motter in 1945 was 59, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Motter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Motter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Motter Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name