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Malbon Surname Meaning

English (Staffordshire): nickname or habitational name from Norman French Malbanc which may be from Old French mal banc ‘bad bench’ but if so the reason for the use of this expression as a surname is unknown. Possibly it derives from a lost placename in which banc may mean ‘steep crag’. The second part of the name -banc survives in Maybank but medieval forms in -ban(e) -bon(e) or -bun are also common and are sometimes later re-interpreted as -born and -bourne leading to confusion with Melbourne .

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


Similar surnames: Mabon, Malson, Alban, Salmon, Dalton, Mallo, Milton, Gallon, Balon

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Where is the Malbon family from?

You can see how Malbon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malbon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Malbon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2 Malbon families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Malbon's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Malbon families in 1911.
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What did your Malbon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Malbon. 44% of Malbon men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Malbon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malbon were Brickyard Tile Machine Attendant and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    44%
  • Bricklayer
    19%
  • Painter decorator
    13%
  • Brickyard Tile Machine Attendant
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 342 immigration records available for the last name Malbon. 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 Cards

There are 572 military records available for the last name Malbon. For the veterans among your Malbon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malbon lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Malbon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Malbon in 1952 was 42, and 79 in 2003.

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