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Malakoff Name Meaning

Possibly a shortened and altered form of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Malakhovsky a habitational name from the village of Malakhovtsy in Belarus. Alternatively perhaps an Americanized form of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Meylakhov a patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Meylekh ‘king’ formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -ov. Westernized form of Russian Malakhov: patronymic from the old personal name Malakh a short form of the Biblical name Malakhiya (see Malachi ). Westernized form of Bulgarian Malakov: probably a patronymic from a nickname based on malak ‘young buffalo’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Polakoff, Lazaroff, Medoff, Marinoff, Madoff, Sadoff, Melnikoff

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You can see how Malakoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malakoff family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Malakoff families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 28 Malakoff families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Malakoff's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Malakoff families in 1911.
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What did your Malakoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Malakoff. 86% of Malakoff men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Milliner
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Passenger Lists

There are 256 immigration records available for the last name Malakoff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 236 military records available for the last name Malakoff. For the veterans among your Malakoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malakoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Malakoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Malakoff in 1963 was 67, and 86 in 2004.

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