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Origin and popularity of the name MOTTE


Motte : 1: French Walloon and Flemish: topographic name from Old French mottemotte’ a word of Gaulish origin denoting a man-made protective mound surrounding a castle or other fortified stronghold; or a habitational name from any of the places in France and in Belgium named with this word. Compare Delamotte Demotte and Lamotte.2: English: variant of Mott 1.3: German: habitational name from a place called Motte in the Saarland or perhaps from Motten in Bavaria.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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