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Malina Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the common Slavic word malina ‘raspberry’, used as a nickname for a pretty girl or an attractive person. As a Jewish surname it is generally ornamental. Polish: possibly also a nickname derived from maly ‘small’.

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


Similar surnames: Kalina, Maline, Malin, Malena, Malik, Malinak, Malan, Kalin, Macina

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Where is the Malina family from?

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

What did your Malina ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malina. 31% of Malina men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Malina women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malina were Farm Laborer and New Worker.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Malina. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malina 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Malina. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Malina. For the veterans among your Malina ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malina lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Malina life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Malina in 1957 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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