France/Ireland

  • Number of participants: 6
  • Number of haplotypes: 5
  • Haplogroups: I-M253, I-M227
  • Number of distinct lines: 5
  • Surname variations: Malet, Mallett, Malette
  • Shared common "Malet" ancestor? Possibly, for some
  • TMRCA: 950 to 1100 years

Ireland: Malet & Mallett

The participants in this group trace their earliest known ancestor to Ireland, but the DNA evidence suggests that their forebears actually came from France. 

IR1 (Malet) is an Australian who may possibly descend from another Huguenot, whose given name is not currently known, but who came to Ireland in the same time period that John Mallet the Huguenot went to the USA. Research on this line is a work in progress, and all that is currently known is that the family came from Ireland, thence to England, Canada, USA, and finally Australia. 

IR2 (Mallett) lives in England, but has Irish roots. IR1 and IR2 show a medium to weak correlation with one another, suggesting that they might have a common Malet ancestor.  

IR3 (Mallett) comes from the same line as IR2.

Nouvelle France: Malette & Mallet

ND5 (Mallette) is an American who is a descendant of perhaps the earliest Malet to come to North America, who settled in the fledgling colony of Quebec circa 1650, and came from the St Malo area of Normandy. Many of the earliest French settlers in North America are known to come from Normandy and Brittany.  

ND6 (Mallet) is a Canadian who is also descended from a very early French settler in Canada, this time in Shippagan New Brunswick.  Shippagan is the home base for many Mallets of Acadian descent in North America, and a great many live there today.

England/Guernsey (Channel Islands): Mallett

ND13 is a Canadian who has no known connection to Normandy, whose earliest known ancestor lived in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, but the family lived in Guernsey for a few generations.  If the family had originated in Guernsey, then the DNA results would make perfect sense because of the Channel Islands' historic ties to Normandy.  Originating in England doesn't quite make so much sense, but the DNA results conclusively show a connection to other families known to originate in Normandy.