Re: Villages named Lamothe in southern France
There are two spellings for our last name. The spelling Lamotte comes from the north while the Lamothe comes from the Gironde-Aquitaine for most part.
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The agreed origin is the Mott castles architecture prevalent in pre-middle-ages.
I had the chance to go to that area and met with a lot of Lamothe. They are as curious about us as we are about them.
There is no family ties between the Lamothe and the Lamotte.
As a piece of interest, there is no wine type named Lamothe although there are several Chateau Lamothe wines. The village of Lamothe-Montravel's wine is either Bergerac or Montravel.
I enjoy my wine from any Lamothe estate !