The surname Moti 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.
Early Origins of the Moti family
The surname Moti 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.
Early History of the Moti family
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Moti Spelling Variations
There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations
of Moti are Motta, La Motta, Moti, Mota, Mottino, Motino and many more.
Early Notables of the Moti family (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 Moti Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moti family to the New World and Oceana
An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Moti: Peter Motino, who arrived in Mississippi in 1820 at the age of 25.