The surname Motino 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 Motino family
The surname Motino 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 Motino family
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Motino Spelling Variations
Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations
were the unsurprising result. The variations of Motino include Motta, La Motta, Moti, Mota, Mottino, Motino and many more.
Early Notables of the Motino 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 Motino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Motino family to the New World and Oceana
A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Motino: Peter Motino, who arrived in Mississippi in 1820 at the age of 25.