Motto Family History

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Motto Name Meaning

Italian: when not a masculinized form of Motta, from a shortened pet form of a personal name ending in -mo. Scottish: perhaps a habitational name from a lost place named with Middle English motte ‘fortified stronghold’ + ho(e) ‘ridge’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Motte, Motta, Mott, Matto, Lotto, Gotto, Mont, Notte, Mato, Gitto

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Motto Family Origin

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Motto Family Occupations

What did your Motto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Motto. 24% of Motto men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Motto women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Motto were Barber and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Helper
  • Truck Driver
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housework

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

Motto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Motto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Motto 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Motto. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Motto. For the veterans among your Motto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Motto Life Expectancy

What is the average Motto lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Motto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Motto in 1949 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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