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Malik Name Meaning

Muslim (mainly Pakistan) Indian (mainly Punjab) and Assyrian/Chaldean: from a personal name based on Arabic malik ‘king’; or a status name for a headman of a village or a tribal leader derived from the same title. Al-Malik ‘the King’ is an attribute of Allah ‘the king of mankind’ (Koran 112) giving rise to the compound name ʿAbd al-Malik ʿAbdul-Malik (see Abdelmalek and Abdulmalik ). Compare Mallick . Ukrainian and Rusyn (standard transliteration Malyk); Czech and Slovak (mainly Malík also Málik); Polish Sorbian and Slovenian: nickname for a physically small man derived from Ukrainian malyy Czech and Slovak malý Polish and Sorbian mały Slovenian mal ‘small little’. It is a cognate of Malec and Malek . Compare Malic and Malick . Polish: from a pet form of the Old Polish personal name Małomir based on Old Slavic malъ ‘small little’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Malek, Malak, Malis, Malin, Malick, Balik, Wali, Macik, Marek, Salik

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You can see how Malik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malik family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Malik family living in Iowa Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Malik's in USA. Iowa Territory had the highest population of Malik families in 1840.
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What did your Malik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malik. 25% of Malik men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Malik women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malik were Machinist 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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Malik lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Malik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Malik in 1944 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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