Mollo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mollo family

The surname Mollo was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Mollo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mollo research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1511, 1809, 1810, 1810, 1813, 1630, 1706, 1740, 1814, 1768, 1776, 1749, 1800, 1830, 1907, 1878, 1841 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Mollo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mollo Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Mollo is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Malo, Mallo, Malod, Mallod, Malot, Mallot, Malou, Mallou, Maloux, Malloux, Malon, Mallon, Malonne, Mallonne, Malée, Mallée, Mallee, Malet, Mallet, Malette, Mallette, Malouet and many more.

Early Notables of the Mollo family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706), French cartographer and engineer; Pierre Victor Malouet (1740-1814), a French Baron and politician, an administrator to the colonies (Santo Domingo, 1768-73...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mollo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Mollo family

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 Mollo 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 Mollo were Pierre Malet, who arrived in Montreal in 1660; Marie and Pierre Mallet, who settled in Virginia in 1700; Jean Baptiste Mallet, who settled in Louisiana in 1719.

Contemporary Notables of the name Mollo (post 1700)

  • Andrew Mollo (b. 1940), British expert on military uniforms, younger brother of John Mollo
  • John Mollo (1931-2017), British Academy Award winning costume designer and book author, best known for his costume design for the Star Wars film series

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