Malena Family History

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Malena Name Meaning

Italian: unexplained; perhaps from a female personal name. Czech: nickname derived from malý ‘small’ (see Maly).

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

Similar surnames: Malina, Malan, Marina, Ellena, Manna, Caleca, Mateja, Malara, Kalina

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Malena Family Origin

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Malena Family Occupations

What did your Malena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malena. 16% of Malena men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Malena women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malena were Operator and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Clerk
  • Helper Operator
  • Housewife

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

Malena Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Malena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malena 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Malena. 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 357 military records available for the last name Malena. For the veterans among your Malena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malena Life Expectancy

What is the average Malena lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Malena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Malena in 1963 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malena ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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