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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Mottola 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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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, who 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



  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)

Other References

  1. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  4. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
  9. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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.

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