Malo Family History

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Malo Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Malo, which 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, and perhaps has some connection with Celtic megalos ‘chief’, ‘leader’. Spanish: nickname for an unpleasant individual, from Spanish malo ‘bad’, ‘evil’ (Latin malus).

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

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

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Malo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Malo name?

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

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Malo Family Origin

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Malo Family Occupations

What did your Malo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Malo occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 18% of Malo's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Farmer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Malo. A less common occupation for the Malo family was Black Smith.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Black Smith


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

Malo Historical Records

What Malo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Malo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malo 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Malo. 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 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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Malo Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malo 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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