Mallet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Mallet is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Mallet family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Mallet comes from the given name Malle, which is an Old English diminutive of Mary. The name Mary was originally, a Hebrew personal name meaning wished for child. The name Mallet is also derived from the given name Malo, a popular form of the name of Saint Maclovius, the 6th century Welsh monk who gave his name to the church of Saint Maclou in Rouen. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.
Early Origins of the Mallet family
The surname Mallet was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Cidestan. William, Lord Malet of Greville was one of the greatest landowners in England, having 221 manors in Suffolk alone. He was ancestor of the Mallets of Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall, and those now resident in Jersey. William Mallet was descended from Gerard, a Viking prince and companion of Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy, about 950. They held the castle of Graville near Havre. Maternally, William Mallet was a Saxon, descended from the Earls of Mercia, and more distantly related to Morcar and Edwin, Earls of Northumberland. William Mallet was at the Battle of Hastings, and was instructed by William the Conqueror to take care of the slain King Harold's body.  In 1068, he proceeded north with William and led in the reduction of the cities of Nottingham and York.
Early History of the Mallet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallet research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1290, 1582, 1665, 1614, 1622, 1623, 1686, 1666, 1679, 1681 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Mallet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mallet Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Mallet were recorded, including Mallet, Mallett, Mallit, Mallitt, Malott, Mallot and many more.
Early Notables of the Mallet family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Malet (1582-1665) was an English judge and politician from Poyntington, Somerset, Solicitor General to Queen Henrietta Maria, imprisoned in the Tower of...
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Mallet migration to the United States +
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Mallet arrived in North America very early:
Mallet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Mallet who settled in Barbados in 1670
Mallet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Marie and Pierre Mallet, who settled in Virginia in 1700
- Marie Mallet, who landed in Virginia in 1700 
- Suzane Mallet, who landed in Virginia in 1714 
- Estienne Mallet, who settled in Virginia in 1714
- Widow Mallet, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
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Mallet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Mallet, who arrived in America in 1804 
- Janin Mallet, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833 
- Irunto Mallet, aged 18, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 
- George Mallet, aged 33, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 
Mallet migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mallet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Francois Mallet, who arrived in Canada in 1632-1760
- Pierre Mallet, who landed in Acadia in 1686
Mallet migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mallet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Mallet, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848 
- Mr. David Mallet, (b. 1822), aged 27, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Elizabeth" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 23rd July 1849 
- Mr. David Mallet, (b. 1822), aged 27, Cornish labourer departing from London on 17th March 1849 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 23rd July 1849 
- Miss Susan Mallet, (b. 1837), aged 18, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 31st January 1855 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 1st June 1855 
Mallet migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Mallet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Miss Francis Mallet, (b. 1856), aged 19, Cornish farm labourer departing on 31st October 1875 aboard the ship "Otaki" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 8th February 1876 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mallet (post 1700) +
- Demond Mallet (b. 1978), American basketball player
- Peter Mallet, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Cumberland County, 1778 
- Francis J. Mallet, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Utah, 1916 
- Tania Mallet (b. 1941), English model and actress, best known for her appearance as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964)
- Philip Louis Victor Mallet (1893-1969), English diplomat
- Brigadier-General Albert-Jean-Baptiste Mallet (1885-1945), French Commanding Officer during World War II 
- Paul Henri Mallet (1730-1807), Swiss historian
- James Mallet (b. 1955), British biologist
- David Mallet (1705-1765), Scottish dramatist
- Anatole Mallet (1837-1919), Swiss mechanical engineer
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Mallet family +
- Mrs. Antoinette Marie Mallet, (née Magnin), aged 24, Canadian Second Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 10 
- Master André Clément Mallet, aged 1.5, Canadian Second Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 10 
- Mr. Albert Mallet (d. 1912), aged 31, Canadian Second Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking 
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The Mallet Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ma force d'en haut
Motto Translation: My strength is from above.
Suggested Readings for the name Mallet +
- 3191 Daniel Mallet, 1790-1845 by Martha V. Mallet Sisler.
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BOLTON 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Bolton.htm
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Albert-Jean-Baptiste Mallet. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Mallet/Albert-Jean-Baptiste/France.html
- ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html