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

Motola Early Origins



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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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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Motola Early History


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Motola Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Motola research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Motola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Motola Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Motola Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Motola Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
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    The Motola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Motola Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 November 2014 at 14:42.

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