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Malcolm Family History

Malcolm Name Meaning
Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Maol-Choluim ‘devotee of (Saint) Columba’ (see Colomb).Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolcholuim ‘descendant of the devotee of St. Columba’ (Irish Colum Cille, literally ‘dove of the church’). In Ireland the personal name is often spelled Colm; in Scotland it has become Calum.

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

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22,591 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Malcolm Families

  • Number of Malcolm families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Malcolm families
     99 - 195
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Malcolm families
     334 - 665
     112 - 333
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Malcolm Family Origin

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Malcolm Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Malcolm

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Malcolm Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Malcolm Civil War Service Records

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