Mallory Family History

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Mallory Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for an unfortunate person, from Old French malheure ‘unhappy’, ‘unlucky’. The etymology from maloret ‘ill-omened’ (Latin male ‘badly’ + auguratus) is less likely for the surname that has actually survived, although it does lie behind other medieval Norman surnames of this form, now defunct.

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

Similar surnames: Mallery, Mallo, Mallard, Vallery, Mally, Millay, Mellon, Fallows

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Mallory Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mallory name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mallory. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Mallory Family Origin

Where is the Mallory family from?

Mallory Family Occupations

What did your Mallory ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mallory family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mallory. The most common Mallory occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Mallory's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mallory ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mallory Historical Records

What Mallory family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Mallory. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mallory census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mallory. 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 Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Mallory. For the veterans among your Mallory ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mallory Life Expectancy

What is the average Mallory lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mallory life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mallory in 1945 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mallory

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mallory ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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