Origins of surname
This surname comes from the French and means 'unfortunate' or 'luckless', which seems a strange label to give a child at birth.
The name first appears in Jersey baptism registers in the 1860s. However, there is a Malorey Manor in St Lawrence, one of the parish's oldest properties, the history of which can be traced back to its sale in 1387. There is no record of a Maloret or Malorey owning the property since that time, but it seems likely that a Malorey family would have been associated with the property at some time. Strangely for a property of this antiquity, there is no mention of it in either of Joan Stevens' books on Old Jersey Houses.
However, the name does not appear in any early Jersey documents such as Extentes and Assize Rolls and is only mentioned as still being present in the island in Charles Stevens' Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames.
The family which became established in the 19th century came from the Manche department of Normandy.
Maloret family members who served in World War 1
Sons of Eugene and Marie Maloret, of St Helier
- Alfred Emile Maloret (1900- ) (St H) Stoker, 1st Class RN
- George Eugene Jules Maloret (1898- ) (St H) Private, Worcestershire Regiment
- John Eugene Maloret (1901- ) Mercantile Marine
- Frank Maloret (1897- ) son of Frank and Ada (St H), Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
- Louis Philip Maloret (1878- ) (St H) son of Isidore and Euphrasie, Private, Hampshire Regiment, ex-RMIJ
This will created by a member of the Maloret family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Louis Maloret, Mont-les-Vaux, St Aubin, St Brelade - 6 July 1938, D/Y/A/103
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