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Mally Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Malley, shortened form of O’Malley. French: from Old French mal(l)ier ‘coach horse’, ‘draught horse’, ‘pack horse’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a coachman, a carter, or a carrier.

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


Similar surnames: Tally, Lally, Maley, Malle, Malley, Dally, Wally, Malay, Bally, Ally

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Where is the Mally family from?

You can see how Mally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mally families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Mally families living in Quebec. This was about 26% of all the recorded Mally's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mally families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mally ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mally. 63% of Mally men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    63%
  • Farmer
    38%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mally census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mally. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mally. For the veterans among your Mally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mally lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Mally in 1951 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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