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Motte is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Motte family lived in Essex. The name, however, descends from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mott a town in Cotes du Nord, Normandy.

Motte Early Origins



The surname Motte was first found in Essex, where the family held a family seat from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Motte Spelling Variations


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Motte Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Motte were recorded, including Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.

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Motte Early History


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Motte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Motte research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1693 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Motte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Motte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Motte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Motte Notables 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Motte arrived in North America very early:

Motte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Motte, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Motte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Motte settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • P Motte, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Clement Motte, who landed in Mississippi in 1854

Motte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Motte, who arrived in Alabama in 1917

Motte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Motte, aged 45, landed in Quebec in 1658

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Contemporary Notables of the name Motte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Motte (post 1700)



  • Mark Lindsey De Motte (1832-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1881-83; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1887-89; Postmaster at Valparaiso, Indiana, 1890-94
  • Robert Motte, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis Charles de La Motte -Ango de Flers, Vicomte de Flers, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Motte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Motte 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 15 January 2016 at 14:07.

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