Malkus Family History
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Malkus Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: variant of the Biblical personal name Malchus (in Christian tradition believed to be the name of the slave whose ear was cut off by Peter in the garden of Gethsemane). Polish (Malkus): nickname from the dialect word malkus ‘stag which had shed its horns’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic, a variant of Malkin, with the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press