Malpass Family History
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Malpass Name Meaning
English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas ‘bad passage’ (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers. A place in Rousillon (southeastern France) that had this name in the 12th century was subsequently renamed Bonpas for the sake of a better omen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Pass, De Pass, Malara, Malta, Malan, Plass, Manasse, Repass, Maltais