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Malone Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Eoin ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) John’. This is the name of an ecclesiastical family at Clonmacnoise. MacLysaght states that this surname is now numerous in County Clare where it is pronounced Maloon and is probably really Muldoon.

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


Similar surnames: Maloney, Mcglone, Maline, Talone, Masone, Malon, Maune, Mcloone

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Where is the Malone family from?

You can see how Malone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malone families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 736 Malone families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Malone's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Malone families in 1891.
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What did your Malone ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Malone. 28% of Malone men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Malone women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malone were Bricklayer and Incapacitated.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Dock Labourer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 68,000 military records available for the last name Malone. For the veterans among your Malone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Malone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Malone in 1942 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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