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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.

Molett Early Origins



The surname Molett was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

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Molett Spelling Variations


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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.

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Molett Early History


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Molett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Molett research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1045, 1804, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Molett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Molett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Molett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Molett 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



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Molett (post 1700)


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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

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Molett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Molett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Molett 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 April 2016 at 07:56.

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