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Mollet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Mollet family is the French region of Auvergne. Mollet 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 Mollet family

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

Early History of the Mollet family

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Mollet Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 Mollet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Mollet family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mollet family to the New World and Oceana

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Mollet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mollet were

Mollet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Mollet, aged 21, settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Mollet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G. Mollet, aged 50, settled in New Orleans in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Mollet (post 1700)

  • Guy Alcide Mollet (1905-1975), French socialist

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