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Malan Family History

Malan Name Meaning
French: nickname from Old French malan(t) ‘sore’, ‘ulcer’ (Latin malandria).Czech and Slovak: nickname for a small man, a derivative of malý (see Maly).

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

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8,663 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,452 Military Records
1,838 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Malan Families

  • Number of Malan families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Malan families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Malan last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Malan census records

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Malan Family Origin

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Malan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Malan

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Malan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Malan census records

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Malan Civil War Service Records

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