Motin is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Motin 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 Motin family
The surname Motin 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 Motin family
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Motin Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Motin include Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.
Early Notables of the Motin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Motin family to Ireland
Some of the Motin 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 Motin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Motin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Anne Motin, who landed in Acadia in 1636
- Claude Motin, who arrived in Canada in 1636
- Jehanne Motin, who landed in Canada in 1636