Malan Family History

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Malan Name Meaning

French: nickname from Old French malan(t) ‘sore’, ‘ulcer’ (Latin malandria). Czech and Slovak: nickname for a small man, a derivative of malý (see Maly).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Malon, Malak, Milan, Balan, Kalan, Malin, Malay, Malik, Maran, Galan

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Malan Family Origin

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Malan Family Occupations

What did your Malan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malan. 22% of Malan men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Malan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malan were Farming and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%

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

Malan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Malan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Malan. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Malan. For the veterans among your Malan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malan Life Expectancy

What is the average Malan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Malan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Malan in 1960 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

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