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Malik Family History

Malik Name Meaning
Muslim and Hindu (mainly Panjab): status name from a title meaning ‘lord’, ‘ruler’, ‘chief’, from Arabic malik ‘king’. In the subcontinent this is often found as a title for the headman of a village. In Islam Al-Malik ‘the King’ is one of the attributes of Allah, regarded as ‘the king of mankind’ (Qur’an 114:2), and this word is used in combination in names such as ?Abd-ul Malik ‘servant of the King’. This was the name of an Umayyad khalif (685–705).Czech, Slovak (Malík), and Slovenian: nickname for a small person, from a pet form of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’ (Polish maly, Czech malý ‘small’, Slovenian mali). Compare Maly.

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

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Name Distribution of Malik Families

  • Number of Malik families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Malik families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Malik Family Origin

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Malik Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Malik

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Malik Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Malik census records

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Military Service by Malik

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