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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.

Mallet Early Origins



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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
In 1068, he proceeded north with William and led in the reduction of the cities of Nottingham and York.

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Mallet Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mallet Early History


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Mallet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallet research. Another 273 words (20 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.

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Mallet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mallet Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mallet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 settled in Virginia in 1714
  • Widow Mallet, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • George Mallet, aged 33, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849

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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Mallet arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mallet (post 1700)


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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.)

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Mallet Historic Events


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Mallet Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • 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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Suggested Readings for the name Mallet


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Suggested Readings for the name Mallet



  • Daniel Mallet, 1790-1845 by Martha V. Mallet Sisler.

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  11. ...

The Mallet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mallet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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