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Mottram Family History

Mottram Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Cheshire Mottram Saint Andrew or less probably Mottram in Longdendale. The placenames may derive from Old English mōt-trēum ‘at the assembly trees’ (from mōt ‘meeting assembly’ + trēum dative plural of trēow ‘tree’) or mōterum ‘at the speakers’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Motte, Motta, Mostrom, Mostad, Wortham, Hotham, Gotham, Bottom, Ottum

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Where is the Mottram family from?

You can see how Mottram families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mottram family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mottram families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 555 Mottram families living in Cheshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mottram's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Mottram families in 1891.
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What did your Mottram ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mottram. 13% of Mottram men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Mottram women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mottram were Postman and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Postman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    2%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Mottram. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mottram census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mottram. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mottram. For the veterans among your Mottram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mottram lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mottram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mottram in 1963 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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