Malek Family History

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Malek Name Meaning

Polish (Malek), Czech, and Slovenian: from a pet form of a vocabulary word meaning ‘small’ (Polish maly, Czech malý ‘small’, Slovenian mali). Compare Maly. Czech: from a pet form of Martin, Marek, Matej, or any other personal name beginning with Ma-. Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Malomir. Muslim: variant of Malik.

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

Similar surnames: Malik, Malec, Malak, Marek, Masek, Macek, Maley, Palek, Salek, Balek

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Malek Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Malek name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Malek. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Middle East


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Malek Family Origin

Where is the Malek family from?

Malek Family Occupations

What did your Malek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Malek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Malek's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk In Store and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Malek. A less common occupation for the Malek family was Shoumaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Coal Miner

  • Shoumaker


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

Malek Historical Records

What Malek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Malek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Malek. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Malek. For the veterans among your Malek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malek Life Expectancy

What is the average Malek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Malek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Malek in 1952 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Malek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malek 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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