Le Mottee family page
This Jersey surname, present in the island since the 16th century, has several variantis which are not found in France
Herbert Stanley Le Mottee - Descendants of Thomas Le Mottee - 2
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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.
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.
Found in Jersey
- Le Mottée, 1628
- Le Mottes 1541
- Le Mottez
- Le Mottais
- Le Mothee
Found in Normandy
- Descendants of Thomas Le Mottee
- Descendants of Thomas Le Mottee - 2, an extra generation, more branches and a different source
- Descendants of Amice Le Mottee
- Descendants of Elie Le Mottee
- Le Mottee baptisms in Jersey
- Le Mottee marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Mottee marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Mottee burials in Jersey
- Le Mottais baptisms in Jersey
- Le Mottais marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Mottais marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Mottais burials in Jersey
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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Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form