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Mali Family History

Mali Name Meaning

Slovenian: nickname for a physically small man from mali the definite form of mal ‘small little’ (see Mal ). Compare Maley 3 Mallie 1 and Mally Albanian: from the personal name Mal (definite form Mali) from mal ‘mountain’ and probably also a topographic name based on this word (definite form mali). Indian (mainly northern states): metonymic occupational name from Sanskrit mala ‘garland’. Traditionally bearers of this name were growers of flowers and vegetables.

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

Similar surnames: Maki, Malik, Mari, Malin, Ali, Malo, Wali, Maly, Malis, Mai

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Where is the Mali family from?

You can see how Mali families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mali family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mali families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mali families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Mali's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mali families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mali surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mali ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Mali. 67% of Mali men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mali. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mali 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 Mali. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mali. For the veterans among your Mali ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mali lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Mali life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Mali in 1967 was 84, and 53 in 2003.

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