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Executive Summary

  • Number of participants: 64
  • Number of haplotypes: 51
  • Haplogroups: R-M269, R-M512, R-DF103, R-BY38768, R-U106, R-FT112489, R-M173, I-M253, I-M227, I-M170, I-P37, I-Z2054, E-L117, E-M2, F-M89, G-M201, G-S2808, G-CTS4803, N-M231, N-Y31253
  • Number of distinct lines: 37
  • Surname variations: Malet, Mallet, Mallett, Veale, Mellette, Mallock, Millay, Mallet-Paret, Malette, Mallett, Maleth, Maylett, Marlett, Myette, Malott
  • Shared common "Malet" ancestor? Some certainly, some possibly, and some not at all.
  • TMRCA: 500 to 1100 years

The majority of the 64 participants currently in the study fall into 2 main haplogroups, either R1b (38), or I1 (16), with the remaining individuals (10) falling into either haplogroup E, F, G, or N.

The I1 group and the R1b group are clearly not related to one another. These 2 lines diverged some 10,000 years ago. The same must be said for the other haplogroups. The only possibility of a relationship can be found within each haplogoup, and often not then either.

The study results fall within the following 5 categories:
  • R1b West Country (England)
  • R1b East Anglia (England)
  • R1b Unrelated (England and France)
  • I1 John Mallett the Huguenot (Normandy, France)
  • I1 France/Ireland (England, Ireland, and France)
  • I1 Unrelated (France and Hungary)
  • Other (England, France, and the Carribbean)

R1b - France/England

There are 22 distinct lines within the R1b group, 5 of which are clearly related to one another within the last 500 years, even though they have no documented relationship. There are several other family groups that may be related to each other somewhere between 500 and 1100 years ago, but there are 10 lines that don't relate to anyone else in the study.

I - Normandy/Ireland

Within the I group there are 9 distinct lines, and there is a possibility that some of them share a common Malet ancestor within the last 1100 years, but there are 3 lines with no relationship to anyone else.


The 'Other' group has 10 members with 6 distinct lines that are not related to one another or to anyone else in the study. One of the lines is comprised of 3 East Anglia (EA) individuals who are closely related to one another, but distinct from everyone else, including the toher lines from East Anglia.