Maltese Family History

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Maltese Name Meaning

Italian: ethnic name for someone from the island of Malta.

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

Similar surnames: Marrese, Vallese, Malter, Martire, Palese, Sales, Zales, Marte, Ales

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Maltese Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maltese name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Maltese Family Origin

Where is the Maltese family from?

Maltese Family Occupations

What did your Maltese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Maltese. The most common Maltese occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 50% of Maltese's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer


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

Maltese Historical Records

What Maltese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maltese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maltese 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maltese. 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 947 military records available for the last name Maltese. For the veterans among your Maltese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maltese Life Expectancy

What is the average Maltese lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Maltese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Maltese in 1954 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maltese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maltese 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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