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Malmgren Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements malm ‘ore’ + gren ‘branch’.

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


Similar surnames: Palmgren, Almgren, Mellgren, Wallgren, Holmgren, Hallgren, Kallgren

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Where is the Malmgren family from?

You can see how Malmgren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malmgren family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Malmgren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Malmgren families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Malmgren's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Malmgren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Malmgren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Malmgren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malmgren. 21% of Malmgren men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Malmgren women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malmgren were Clerk and Machine Operator.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Malmgren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malmgren 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 Malmgren. 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 830 military records available for the last name Malmgren. For the veterans among your Malmgren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malmgren lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Malmgren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Malmgren in 1958 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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