Malkus Family History

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Malkus Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of the Biblical personal name Malchus (in Christian tradition believed to be the name of the slave whose ear was cut off by Peter in the garden of Gethsemane). Polish (Malkus): nickname from the dialect word malkus ‘stag which had shed its horns’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic, a variant of Malkin, with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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

Similar surnames: Markus, Malis, Minkus, Malkin, Magnus, Matus, Kalmus, Malka, Marcus

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Malkus Family Origin

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Malkus Family Occupations

What did your Malkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cabinet Maker, Dairyman and Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Malkus. A less common occupation for the Malkus family was Laborer. The most common Malkus occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 20% of Malkus's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Dairyman

  • Driver

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Malkus ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Malkus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Malkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malkus 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Malkus. 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 338 military records available for the last name Malkus. For the veterans among your Malkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malkus Life Expectancy

What is the average Malkus lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Malkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Malkus in 1957 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Malkus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malkus 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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