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Mally Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Malley, shortened form of O’Malley. French: from Old French mal(l)ier ‘coach horse’, ‘draught horse’, ‘pack horse’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a coachman, a carter, or a carrier.

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


Similar surnames: Tally, Lally, Maley, Malle, Malley, Dally, Wally, Malay, Bally, Ally

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Where is the Mally family from?

You can see how Mally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mally families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Mally families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mally's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mally families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mally. 22% of Mally men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Mally women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mally were Labor 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
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mally 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 Mally. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mally. For the veterans among your Mally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mally lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Mally in 1951 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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