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Malek Surname Meaning

Polish (Małek); Czech (Málek); Slovak (also Málek); Slovenian and Croatian: nickname for a physically small man derived from Polish mały Czech and Slovak malý Slovenian and Croatian mal(i) ‘small little’. This surname is a cognate of Malec and Malik . As a Slovenian surname it can also be derived from malek ‘small man dwarf’. The surname of Czech origin is also found in Croatia. Compare Mallek . Czech: from a pet form of the personal names beginning with Ma- e.g. Matěj (from Latin Matthias; see Matej ) or Martin . Polish (Małek): from a pet form of the Old Polish personal name Małomir based on Old Slavic malъ ‘small little’. Muslim and Assyrian/Chaldean: variant of Malik .

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

Similar surnames: Malik, Malec, Malak, Marek, Masek, Macek, Maley, Palek, Salek, Balek

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Where is the Malek family from?

You can see how Malek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malek family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Malek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Malek families living in London. This was about 91% of all the recorded Malek's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Malek families in 1891.
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What did your Malek ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Malek. 100% of Malek women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Malek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malek 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Malek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Malek. For the veterans among your Malek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Malek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Malek in 1952 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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