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

Mottolini Early Origins



The surname Mottolini 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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Mottolini Early History


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Mottolini Early History



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

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Mottolini Spelling Variations


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Mottolini 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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Mottolini Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mottolini 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 or some of its variants were: Alfonso Mottola, age 26, arrived in New York on May 7, 1890 aboard the "Alesia"; Amato Mottola, age 38, who arrived at New York on May 14, 1888, aboard the "Cachar".

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