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Malta Family History

Malta Name Meaning
Southern Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: habitational name for someone from the Mediterranean island of Malta (Latin Melita, Greek Melite).Dutch: habitational name from a place called Malta, near Zierikzee.

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

18,516 Historical Documents with Malta on Ancestry.com
8,907 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,756 Military Records
730 Immigration Records
2,778 Census and Voter Lists
2,345 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Malta Families

  • Number of Malta families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Malta families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Malta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Malta census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Malta Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Malta families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Malta Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Malta families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Malta

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Malta Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Malta census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Malta ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Malta

Did the Maltas fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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