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

Mollett Early Origins



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

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Mollett Spelling Variations


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Mollett Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Mollett, including Mollette, Molete, Mollet, Mollite, Molet, de Mollette, la Molete, de la Mollet and many more.

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Mollett Early History


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Mollett Early History



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

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Mollett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mollett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. 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 Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia 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 Mollett were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mollett were

Mollett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Mollett who settled in Virginia in 1738

Mollett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marie Mollett, aged 11, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • Rosina Mollett, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1896

Mollett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Holly Mollett, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Beatrice Mollett, aged 28, who landed in America from Afucoed, Wales, in 1912
  • William Mollett, aged 8, who landed in America from Afucoed, Wales, in 1912
  • Henry Alfred Mollett, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Martina, Guernsey, in 1914
  • Thomas Mollett, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mollett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Mollett, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Peter Mollett, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mollett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mollett (post 1700)



  • Ryan DeForest Mollett (b. 1978), American finance executive, retired MLL lacrosse defenseman

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Mollett Historic Events


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Mollett Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. James Albert Mollett (b. 1963), American Sergeant from Kermitt, West Virginia, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Mollett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mollett 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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