La Motte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the La Motte family

The surname La Motte was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat, and were members of the aristocracy of that region from the year 1534.

Important Dates for the La Motte family

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La Motte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De Lamoth, Lamoth, LaMoth, LaMothe, Lamoth, Lamothe, Mothe and many more.

Early Notables of the La Motte family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name was Baron Lamoth of Languedoc; Pierre Lambert de la Motte, MEP (1624-1679), a French bishop, a founding member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society and became a missionary in Asia; Antoine Houdar de la Motte (1672-1731), a French author of comedies, operas and ballets; Pierre de St. Paul, Sieur de La Motte (Pierre La Motte or Pierre Lamotte) (d. 1685), French captain of a company of the Carignan-Salieres Regiment that...
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La Motte migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

La Motte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Dominique Lamotte, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Pierre Lamotte, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Iohannes Lamotte, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

La Motte migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

La Motte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Élie Lamotte, son of Claude and Léonarde, married Geneviève Leverd, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Lachenaie, Quebec on 7th November 1688 [2]
  • François-Louis Lamotte, married Marie-Anne Leroux, daughter of François and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 28th January 1697 [2]
La Motte Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques-Marie Lamotte, son of Jean and Anne, married Geneviève Laisné, daughter of Bernard and Anne, in Quebec on 9th April 1720 [2]
  • Jean Lamotte, son of Jean and Anne, married Françoise Glinel, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Quebec on 26th May 1721 [2]
  • Pierre Lamotte, son of Pierre and Catherine, married Charlotte Boisdoré, daughter of François-Jean and Françoise, in Quebec on 4th November 1725 [2]
  • Louis Lamotte, son of François and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Charlotte Alard, daughter of Jean-François and Marie-Ursule, in Beauport, Quebec on 29th October 1727 [2]
  • François Lamotte, son of François-Louis and Marie-Anne, married Marie Nolin, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Quebec on 25th July 1736 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name La Motte (post 1700)

  • Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873-1961), American nurse, journalist and author
  • Marguerite De La Motte (1902-1950), American silent film actress from Duluth, Minnesota, best known for her roles in The Mark of Zorro and The Three Musketeers with Douglas Fairbanks Sr
  • Francis Henry de la Motte (d. 1781), or François Henri de la Motte, a French citizen and ex-French army officer executed in London for High Treason on 27 July 1781; some say his life was the inspiration of the trial scene of Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities
  • Edme-Joachim Bourdois de La Motte (1754-1835), French doctor, close friend of Napoleon Bonaparte who gave him the charge of the first physician to King of Rome
  • Camille du Bois de la Motte (b. 1794), French marchioness
  • Nicholas de la Motte (1755-1831), French adventurer known for his part as a swindler in the affair of the diamond necklace, an incident in the 1780s at the court of Louis XVI; his exploits were portrayed in the movie The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
  • Comtesse de la Motte (1756-1791), born Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, a notorious French adventuress and thief, wife of Nicholas de la Motte
  • Bernard Lamotte (1903-1983), Paris-born artist, illustrator, painter and muralist
  • Count Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte (1720-1791), French admiral
  • Mado Lamotte, stage name of Luc Provost, a Montreal drag queen, author, singer and gay community personality
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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