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The surname lamotta was derived from the word Italian word motta, which is a rising up of the land or a large heap of stones, debris, and sand, like those found in areas of Southern Italy.

lamotta Early Origins



The surname lamotta was first found in Calabria, known to many people as located at "the tip of the Italian boot." Records of the name are found in the 12th century, when Carlo di Mottola was a Baron and was Lord of Mottola, near Otranto.

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lamotta Spelling Variations


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lamotta Spelling Variations



Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristi c. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of lamotta include Motta, La Motta, Moti, Mota, Mottino, Motino and many more.

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lamotta Early History


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lamotta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamotta research. More information is included under the topic Early lamotta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lamotta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lamotta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times was the Mottola family in Calabria, who were Lords of many feudal territories during the 16th century. With the Amato feud...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lamotta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name lamotta arrived in North America very early:

lamotta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Salvatore LaMotta, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Salvatore LaMotta, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Maniceo, in 1898

lamotta Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vincenzo Lamotta, aged 30, who settled in America from Deliceto, in 1903
  • Vincenzo Lamotta, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Foggia, Italy, in 1905
  • Vito Lamotta, aged 31, who landed in America from Deliceto, in 1906
  • Josie LaMotta, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Barcelona, Italy, in 1906
  • Luigi LaMotta, aged 41, who landed in America from Barcelona, Italy, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lamotta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lamotta (post 1700)



  • Richard LaMotta (1942-2010), American inventor of the Chipwich ice cream sandwich
  • Joseph LaMotta (1948-1998), son of boxer Jake LaMotta, president of LaMotta Foods, died aboard Swissair Flight 111 when it crashed
  • John LaMotta (b. 1939), American actor
  • Giuseppe "Joey" LaMotta (b. 1925), the brother and manager of boxer Jake LaMotta
  • Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (b. 1921), nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull", American former world middleweight champion boxer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The lamotta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamotta Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2013 at 15:27.

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