Motter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Motter family

The surname Motter was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Early History of the Motter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Motter research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Motter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Motter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Motier, Motierre, Mottier, Mottierre, Moutier, Le Moutier, Le Motier, Du Motier and many more.

Early Notables of the Motter family (pre 1700)

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

United States Motter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Motter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Motter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • John Motter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Motter (post 1700) +

  • Adilson E. Motter (b. 1974), American academic, Endowed Professor of Physics at Northwestern University
  • Alexander Everett "Alex" Motter (1913-1996), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played 265 games, member of the 1943 Stanley Cup winning Detroit Red Wings
  • Dean Motter, Canadian two-time Juno Award winning, Eisner Award winning illustrator, designer and writer
  • William Motter Inge (1913-1973), American playwright and novelist awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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