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The Italian Motola name is a habitational name derived from the place name Mottola, in Taranto province.

Early Origins of the Motola family


The surname Motola was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with Sicily. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Early History of the Motola family

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Early History of the Motola family


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Motola Spelling Variations

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Motola Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mottola, Motola, Motoli, Mottoli, Mottolo, Motolo, Mottoletti, Mottolini, Mottela, Motela, Motteli, Mottelo, Moteli and many more.

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Early Notables of the Motola family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Motola family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Motola family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Motola family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alfonso Mottola, age 26, arrived in New York on May 7, 1890 aboard the "Alesia"; Amato Mottola, age 38, who arrived at New York on May 14, 1888, aboard the "Cachar".

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Contemporary Notables of the name Motola (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Motola (post 1700)


  • George Motola (1919-1991), American record producer, songwriter, and sound engineer

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