Malec Family History

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Malec Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovenian, and Croatian: nickname from a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’ (Czech malý, Polish maly, Slovenian and Croatian mali). Compare Maly.

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

Similar surnames: Malek, Malik, Maley, Malan, Paley, Miler, Manley, Marek, Ales, Male

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Malec Family Origin

Where is the Malec family from?

Malec Family Occupations

What did your Malec ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Malec family was Works In Tannery. The most common Malec occupation in the USA was Cooper. 33% of Malec's were Coopers. Cooper and Newspaper Carrier were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Malec.

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  • Cooper

  • Newspaper Carrier

  • Works In Tannery


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Malec ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Malec Historical Records

What Malec family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Malec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malec census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Malec

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Malec. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Malec. For the veterans among your Malec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malec Life Expectancy

What is the average Malec lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Malec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Malec in 1951 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Malec

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malec ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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