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Malo Family History

Malo Name Meaning

French and Breton: from the Breton personal name Machlou French Malo composed of the elements mach ‘pledge hostage’ and lou ‘light bright’. The name Malo was relatively popular in Brittany in the Middle Ages having been borne by a 6th-century Welsh missionary to the area (his name is also recorded in the Latinized form Maclovius). French: habitational name from Saint-Malo a place in Ille-et-Vilaine named with Spanish: nickname from malo ‘bad evil’ (from Latin malus). English: variant of Mallow This surname is rare in Britain. Albanian: from a short form of the Muslim personal name Ismail .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Alo, Malon, Mazo, Mato, Male, Maio, Maro, Milo, Mallo, Mall

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Where is the Malo family from?

You can see how Malo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Malo families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 23 Malo families living in Michigan. This was about 22% of all the recorded Malo's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Malo families in 1880.
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What did your Malo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malo. 18% of Malo men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Malo women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malo were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Malo. For the veterans among your Malo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malo lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Malo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Malo in 1958 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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