Origin of Surname
Malet comes from the Old French maleit, accursed. The first Malet may have been excommunicated, or he may have seemed dogged by misfortune.
Spelt Mallet, the name is very common today in Normandy, and records there show Turstinus Malet (1079), Tostinus Malet (1109),  Robertus Malet (1220) and Malet de Altifago (1337).
The name of Pierre Mallet of St Lawrence appears in the Short Inquisition of 1274 and that of Olivier Malet of Grouville in the Extente of that year. In 1515 Sire Thomas Mallet was Dean of Jersey. Maistre Anthony Mallet and Jehan (or Johan) Mallet are included in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550. Julian Mallet was also living in the 16th century. In common with Thomas Mallet, the Dean of Jersey, he is one of the very few Mallets whom it has not been possible to identify genealogically. He did, however, have a son Richard, a man in his majority in 1607, with interests in St Saviour.
Isabella Mallet (b abt 1475 in Grouville), the daughter of John Mallet, married Jean Payn of St Martin.
In addition to indigenous Jersey Mallets and those featured on trees shown below, there were, in the 19th century, two English Mallet settlers and one from Normandy, who married in Jersey and had families. One only of these settlers, being one of those from England, had male issue. The great majority of Mallets living today in Jersey are therefore of indigenous stock.
The family has given to the Island a Bailiff, four Jurats, two of whom have held the office of Lieutenant-Bailiff, and five Constables. In the ecclesiastical realm, there has been a Mallet Dean of Jersey, a Vice-Dean, and three rectors. Sire Paul Mallet, although not known to have been a rector was, in the early 16th century, a priest.
Payne's Armorial of Jersey
A detailed history of the family is included in this work. See full article.
- Mallet, 1607
- Malet, 1280
- Descendants of Robert Malet
- Descendants of Philippe Mallet - 3
- Descendants of Jean Mallet of Grouville 1440
- Descendants of Laurens Mallet (1470)
- Descendants of Jean Mallet (1605)
- Descendants of Jean Mallet Added 2023
- Descendants of Philippe Mallett
- Descendants of Pierre Mallet and Anne Le Pellier, a family originating in 18th century France
- Descendants of Henry Mallet, a family originating in Devon which came to Jersey in the 1840s
- Malet baptisms in Jersey
- Malet marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Malet marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Malet burials in Jersey
- Mallet baptisms in Jersey
- Mallet marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Mallet marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Mallet burials in Jersey
Great War service
- La Maletiere, Grouville
- La Hague Manor, St Peter
- Home Farm, Grouville
- Houguemont, Faldouet, St Martin
- Ville Brée, St Martin
- Clement Mallet's fruit and veg business
- John Mallet was a watchmaker and jeweller at 41 King Street from the 1870s to the 1920s
- C and J Mallet ran a grocery at 67 King Street in the 1880s
- John Mallet was a hotel keeper at 2 Halkett Place in 1881
- Mallet's Hotel was at 1 Queen Street in 1880
- Draper Philip Mallet was at 37 Queen Street in the 1880s
- Tobacconist Philip George Mallet was at 24 Queen Street in the 1880s
- Philip Mallet was a tobacconist at 28 Queen Street in the 1870s
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Notes and references
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