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Mallory Family History

Mallory Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for an unfortunate person from Old French maloret maloré maleuré ‘ill-fortuned unlucky’.

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


Similar surnames: Mallery, Mallo, Mallard, Vallery, Mally, Millay, Mellon, Fallows

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Where is the Mallory family from?

You can see how Mallory families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mallory family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mallory families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 101 Mallory families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mallory's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mallory families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mallory surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mallory ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mallory. 19% of Mallory men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mallory women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mallory were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Mallory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mallory 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mallory. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Mallory. For the veterans among your Mallory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mallory lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mallory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mallory in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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