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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.

Motly Early Origins



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.

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Motly Spelling Variations


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Motly Spelling Variations



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

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Motly Early History


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Motly Early History



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.

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Motly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Motly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Motly In Ireland


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Motly In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Motly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Motly, who came to Virginia 1637
  • John Motly, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Kath Motly, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Kath Motly came to Virginia in 1664

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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