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Malcom Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Malcolm .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Malcomb, Macom, Marcom, Maloy, Macomb, Malcolm, Balcom, Mallow

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Where is the Malcom family from?

You can see how Malcom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malcom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malcom families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Malcom families living in Virginia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Malcom's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Malcom families in 1840.
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What did your Malcom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malcom. 31% of Malcom men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Malcom women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malcom were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Malcom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malcom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Malcom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Malcom. For the veterans among your Malcom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malcom lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Malcom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Malcom in 1946 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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