History of your Surname
Get access to Malia family records.Start a free trial

Malia Family History

Malia Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Greek (Malias): habitational name from a place called Malia or Mallia.

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


Similar surnames: Malta, Melia, Milia, Mallo, Calia, Malin, Madia, Mallia, Molin, Mula

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Malia family from?

You can see how Malia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malia families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Malia family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Malia's in USA. New York had the highest population of Malia families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Malia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Malia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malia. 24% of Malia men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Malia women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malia were Clerk and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Malia | Data not to scale

*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
    24%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Malia family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Malia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Malia

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Malia. 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.

View all Malia immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Malia military records

You've only scratched the surface of Malia family history

Discover More

What is the average Malia lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Malia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Malia in 1956 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Malia

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Malia family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial