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Origins of the Mote surname

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About the Motes

We have a total number of 2311 records for people with the last name Mote.

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Where do most Motes live?

In 1921, most Motes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Motes

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,890 records for the Mote surname. The oldest one dates back to 1653.

Who were Motes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Mote first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Motes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Motes in 1921




Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Motes in 1921


Agricultural Labourer




Farm Hands


Cotton Spinner


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