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The name Motts reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Motts family lived in Essex. The name, however, descends from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mott a town in Cotes du Nord, Normandy.

Motts Early Origins



The surname Motts was first found in Essex, where the family held a family seat from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Motts Spelling Variations


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Motts Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Motts include Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.

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Motts Early History


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Motts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Motts research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1693 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Motts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Motts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Motts Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Motts 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mottss to arrive on North American shores:

Motts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Motts, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Willi Motts, who landed in Virginia in 1638

Motts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Motts, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Motts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Motts (post 1700)



  • Gerald L. De Motts, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 110th District, 1972

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Motts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Motts 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 15 January 2016 at 14:07.

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