Malin Family History

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Malin Name Meaning

English: from the medieval female personal name Malin, a diminutive of Mall. French and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Madalin, a short form of compound names with the initial element madal ‘council’. Serbian: patronymic from maly, Serbian mali ‘small’; compare Maly. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Male (a back-formation from Malka as if it contained the Slavic diminutive suffix -ke) + the Slavic metronymic suffix -in. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Malin, a place in Ukraine.

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

Similar surnames: Malkin, Malon, Main, Melin, Marin, Matlin, Maline, Maslin, Makin

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Malin Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Malin Family Origin

Where is the Malin family from?

Malin Family Occupations

What did your Malin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Malin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Malin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Malin family was Farmerson. Farmer, School and Farmer & Trades were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Malin.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Farmer & Trades

  • Farmerson


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Malin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Malin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malin 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Malin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Malin. For the veterans among your Malin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malin Life Expectancy

What is the average Malin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Malin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Malin in 1947 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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