The Italian Mottoli name is a habitational name derived from the place name Mottola, in Taranto province.
Early Origins of the Mottoli family
The surname Mottoli 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.
Early History of the Mottoli family
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Mottoli Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mottola, Motola, Motoli, Mottoli, Mottolo, Motolo, Mottoletti, Mottolini, Mottela, Motela, Motteli, Mottelo, Moteli and many more.
Early Notables of the Mottoli family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mottoli family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mottoli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Victor Mottoli, who arrived in Arkansas in 1918