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

Mottola Early Origins



The surname Mottola 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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Mottola Spelling Variations


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Mottola 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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Mottola Early History


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Mottola Early History



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

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Mottola Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mottola 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 were:

Mottola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Guy Mottola, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887
  • Amato Mottola, age 38, who arrived at New York on May 14, 1888, aboard the "Cachar"
  • Filomena Mottola, age 14, who arrived in America on De c. 14, 1880, aboard the "Italia"
  • Alfonso Mottola, age 26, arrived in New York on May 7, 1890 aboard the "Alesia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mottola (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mottola (post 1700)



  • Charles Edward Mottola (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • Thomas Daniel Mottola (b. 1949), American music executive
  • Tony Mottola (1918-2004), American guitarist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    10. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
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    The Mottola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mottola 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 7 January 2016 at 13:52.

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