The English surname Mott, also found in Scotland is of Norman origin and was brought to England with the Norman invasion in 1066. The name Mott means somebody from the town of Mott in Cotes du Nord in Normandy. The Mott family first settled in Essex in the south of England. An early reference to the name Mott in English records is William de la Mote, in the Fines Court rolls of Essex in 1305. When found in Scotland the name Mott is of location origin l from one of the two places called Moat in the county of Dumfriess, Scotland. Amongst the earliest settlers in the new American colonies was Adam Mott, a tailor, and his wife Sara, embarked from London on the ship "Defence" bound for New England in July 1635.
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