lamote is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The lamote family lived in Essex
. The name, however, descends from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
in 1066, Mott a town in Cotes du Nord, Normandy.
Early Origins of the lamote family
The surname lamote was first found in Essex
, where the family held a family seat
from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath
. In this case the town's name was derived from the term "motte-and-bailey," an early Norman fortification with a wooden or stone keep. The Norman earthwork is still visible behind the buildings on the main street.
Early History of the lamote family
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lamote Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like lamote are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name lamote include Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.
Early Notables of the lamote family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lamote family to Ireland
Some of the lamote family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lamote family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
lamote Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Pierre Lamote, aged 30, who arrived in Canada in 1643