The Italian Motel name is a habitational name derived from the place name Mottola, in Taranto province.
Early Origins of the Motel family
The surname Motel was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily
. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Motel family
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Motel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mottola, Motola, Motoli, Mottoli, Mottolo, Motolo, Mottoletti, Mottolini, Mottela, Motela, Motteli, Mottelo, Moteli and many more.
Early Notables of the Motel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Motel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Motel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anthony Motel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Motel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mathurin Motel, who landed in Quebec in 1665