Malik Family History

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Malik Name Meaning

Muslim and Hindu (mainly Panjab): status name from a title meaning ‘lord’, ‘ruler’, ‘chief’, from Arabic malik ‘king’. In the subcontinent this is often found as a title for the headman of a village. In Islam Al-Malik ‘the King’ is one of the attributes of Allah, regarded as ‘the king of mankind’ (Qur’an 114:2), and this word is used in combination in names such as ?Abd-ul Malik ‘servant of the King’. This was the name of an Umayyad khalif (685–705). Czech, Slovak (Malík), and Slovenian: nickname for a small person, from a pet form of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’ (Polish maly, Czech malý ‘small’, Slovenian mali). Compare Maly.

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

Similar surnames: Malek, Malak, Malis, Malin, Malick, Balik, Wali, Macik, Marek, Salik

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Malik Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Malik name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Malik. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Malik Family Origin

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Malik Family Occupations

What did your Malik ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Malik occupation in the USA was Apprentice. 33% of Malik's were Apprentices. A less common occupation for the Malik family was Work In Stone Quarry. Apprentice and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Malik.

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  • Apprentice

  • Farming

  • Work In Stone Quarry


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Malik Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Malik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malik 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Malik. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Malik. For the veterans among your Malik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malik Life Expectancy

What is the average Malik lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Malik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Malik in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malik 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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