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Malette Name Meaning

French: variant or feminine form of Malet and in North America (also) an altered form of this reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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


Similar surnames: Majette, Pallett, Vallette, Milette, Minette, Mette, Mayette, Manetta

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Where is the Malette family from?

You can see how Malette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Malette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Malette family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Malette's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Malette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Malette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Malette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malette. 47% of Malette men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Malette women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malette were Miner and Servant. .

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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
    47%
  • Mechanic
    14%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Miner
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Malette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malette 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Malette. 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 739 military records available for the last name Malette. For the veterans among your Malette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malette lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Malette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Malette in 1963 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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