Mallo Family History
Mallo Name Meaning
Italian (Sicily): from Italian mallo ‘soft blanket’ (from Latin mallus ‘tuft of wool’, from Greek mallos ‘fleece’). Caracausi believes the surname may have arisen as a nickname for someone with curly hair. Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from a place called Mallo in Lleón province, Northwest Spain (probably from mallo ‘threshing flail’, ‘mallet’, or, alternatively, though less likely, from a pre-Roman territorial name).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press