Early Origins of the Malette family
The surname Malette was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Malette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malette research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1511, 1809, 1810, 1810, 1813, 1630, 1706, 1740, 1814, 1768, 1776, 1749, 1800, 1830, 1907, 1878, 1841 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Malette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Malette Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Malette is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Malo, Mallo, Malod, Mallod, Malot, Mallot, Malou, Mallou, Maloux, Malloux, Malon, Mallon, Malonne, Mallonne, Malée, Mallée, Mallee, Malet, Mallet, Malette, Mallette, Malouet and many more.
Early Notables of the Malette family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706), French cartographer and engineer; Pierre Victor Malouet (1740-1814), a French Baron
and politician, an administrator to the colonies (Santo Domingo, 1768-73... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Malette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Malette family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Malette surname were
Malette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Benedetto Malette, aged 32, who settled in America from Colosini, in 1906
- Florence Malette, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Fredrick Malette, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1907
- Carmine Malette, aged 16, who landed in America from Rogliano, Cosenza, in 1911
- Marie Louise Malette, aged 35, who arrived at New York, in 1912
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