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Malis Family History

Malis Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Mallis. Polish (also Malisz, Malys, Malysz), Ukrainian; Czech, Slovak, and Croatian (Mališ); Slovenian; and Lithuanian(also Malys): from a derivative of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’. Compare Maly. Jewish (from Ukraine): metronymic, a variant of Malin with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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


Similar surnames: Malik, Malin, Manis, Valis, Melis, Matis, Maris, Malish, Matlin, Mis

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Where is the Malis family from?

You can see how Malis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Malis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Malis families living in Quebec. This was about 71% of all the recorded Malis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Malis families in 1911.
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What did your Malis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malis. 13% of Malis men worked as a Proprietor and 67% of Malis women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malis were Salesman and Teacher.

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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 1940

  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    67%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Malis. 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 444 military records available for the last name Malis. For the veterans among your Malis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malis lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Malis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Malis in 1955 was 72, and 89 in 2004.

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