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Malin Family History

Malin Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English female personal name Malin a diminutive of Mall or Mald (Maud). See Mall and compare Mallinson and Maude Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Male (a back-formation from Malka as if it contained the Slavic diminutive suffix -ke) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Malin a place in Ukraine. French: from the ancient Germanic male personal name Madalin a short form of compound names with the first element madal ‘council’. Compare Maline .

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

Similar surnames: Malkin, Malon, Main, Melin, Marin, Matlin, Maline, Maslin, Makin

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Where is the Malin family from?

You can see how Malin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Malin families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Malin's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Malin families in 1840.
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What did your Malin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malin. 12% of Malin men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Malin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malin were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Malin. For the veterans among your Malin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Malin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Malin in 1947 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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