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Motly Surname History


Origins Available: English, Welsh


The surname Motly most likely began as a nickname, for someone who wore clothes that were "motley," or varied in color. However, many surnames were taken from a place where the family lived and Motley might be one such surname, taken from Motley Hill in Rainham, Kent.

Early Origins of the Motly family


The surname Motly was first found in Yorkshire, where the first record of the family was Thomas de Motlawe who was listed there in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The surname Motly may be a nickname, for someone who wore clothes that were "motley," or varied in color. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, many surnames were taken from a place where the family lived and Motley might be one such surname, taken from Motley Hill in Rainham, Kent.

Early History of the Motly family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Motly research.
Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1525 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Motly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Motly Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Motley, Mottley, Motly, Motlowe, Motlawe, Mutlowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Motly family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Motly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Motly family to Ireland


Some of the Motly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 134 words (10 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 Motly family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Motly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Motly, who settled in Virginia 1637
  • John Motly, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [3]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)
  • Kath Motly, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [3]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)
  • Kath Motly, who settled in Virginia in 1664

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ 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)

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