Le Mottee

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This Jersey surname, present in the island since the 16th century, has several variantis which are not found in France


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Herbert Stanley Le Mottee - Descendants of Thomas Le Mottee - 2

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Adolphus Le Mottee and family in 1920

Origin of surname

We have not been able to find any of the Le Mottée variants in France, but Motte is a common name in Normandy, and Mottet and Mottey are noted diminuitives, so it is likely that the Jersey name has the same derivation, which is not from the modern meaning of motte - a sod or clump of earth - but from an older spelling - mote - signifying a small hill or knoll, usually artificial, on which a fortification has been built, or a dungeon either of wood or stone.

Early history

The Le Mottee family has been present in Jersey since the 16th century. The earliest church records date from 1623, but Thomas Le Mottee, the head of one of the trees below, is known to have been born in St John in 1596.

Variants

Found in Jersey

  • Le Mottée, 1628
  • Le Mottes 1541
  • Le Mottez
  • Le Mottais


Found in Normandy

  • Motte
  • Mottet
  • Mottey
  • Lamotte
  • Delamotte

Family records

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Family trees


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Births and baptisms



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Le Mottee family members who served in World War 1]]


Two brothers, sons of Philippe Winter and Dinah

  • Clarence Le Mottee (1887- ) (St O), ex-RMIJ, Private, King's Liverpool Regiment
  • Philip Le Mottee (1882- ) (St O) husband of Laura Jane, ex-RMIJ, Private, RJGB


  • Harold Huelin Le Mottee (1878- ) (St H) Lance-Corporal Canadian Infantry
  • Herbert Stanley Le Mottee (1890- ) (St H) son of John and Matilda Elizabeth Gallienne, Bandsman, Yorkshire Regiment, wounded
  • William James Le Mottee (1893- ) (St H) son of William Philip and Alice Elizabeth Bishop, Corporal, Royal Garrison Artillery


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Le Mottee family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Adolphus Le Motte, Le Chatelet, Victoria Street, St Helier, builder and contractor - 31 March 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Amice Le Mottée of St Ouen, now of St Mary, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary, 5s 14 October 1861 - D/Y/A/30
  • Anne Le Mottée, daughter of Thomas, bequeaths to the poor of St John, £20 of the order of the King, desires to be buried in St John's Cemetery 2 November 1793 - D/Y/A/15
  • Dinah Le Mottée, St Helier - 18 December 1917, D/Y/A/77
  • Francois Le Mottée of St Ouen, now of St John, bequeaths to the poor of St John 5s - 2 May 1866, D/Y/A/33
  • Jane Le Mottée daughter of Philippe of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen £1 - 26 September 1917, D/Y/A/77
  • Jean Le Mottais/Mottée, son of Amice, of St Mary, desires to be buried in St Mary's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary 40 sous of the order of the King 1 February 1800 - D/Y/A/16
  • Jean Le Mottée of St John - 11 April 1883, D/Y/A/43
  • Jean Le Mottée, bequeaths to the poor 10s - 8 November 1879, D/Y/A/40
  • Joseph Le Motteé of St Mary, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary, £2 of the order of the King 3 March 1829 - D/Y/A/21
  • Josué Le Mottée of St John, now of St Clement - 2 December 1896, D/Y/A/55
  • Marguerite Le Mottée of St Lawrence - 22 May 1875, D/Y/A/38
  • Marguerite Le Mottée, St Ouen, widow of Philippe Le Cornu - 7 December 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Marguérite Le Mottée of 35 Chevalier Road, St Helier, widow of Jean Le Couteur La Gerdne - 11 January 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Oliver Le Mottée of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, 10s - 28 December 1887, D/Y/A/46
  • Oliver Le Mottee, Floriana, Beaumont, St Brelade - 2 September 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Philip Le Motheé of St John, bequeaths to the poor of St John, £6 of the order of the King 25 April 1846 - D/Y/A/26
  • Philip Le Mottée of St Peter, now of Dinard, Ille et Vilaine, France - 22 October 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Philip Le Mottée, St Ouen - 21 May 1910, D/Y/A/69
  • Philippe Le Mottée of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen 1s - 4 February 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Susanne Le Mottée, daughter of Thomas, of St John, bequeaths to the poor of St John, £8 of the order of the King 25 January 1794 - D/Y/A/15
  • William Le Mottée, St Ouen - 23 January 1931, D/Y/A/91


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