The ancestral home of the Molett family is the French region of Auvergne. Molett was a name for someone who lived in the administrative regions of Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme. The place-name survives as Aveyron, an administrative region just to the south of the historical location of the province.
Early Origins of the Molett family
The surname Molett was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Molett family
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Molett Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Mollette, Molete, Mollet, Mollite, Molet, de Mollette, la Molete, de la Mollet and many more.
Early Notables of the Molett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Molett family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Molett has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Molett were
Molett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Molett, aged 28, settled in Savannah in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Molett (post 1700)
- Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) William E. Molett, American navigator and author, best known for his book Analysis of Admiral Peary's Trip to the North Pole, published in 1998 and An Analysis of Admiral Peary's Sledging Speeds, published in 1992