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Malson Surname Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Yorkshire): metronymic meaning ‘Matilda's son’ from the Middle English female personal name Mall (a common pet form of Maud or Matilda) + -son. See also Maul Maule and Maull .

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


Similar surnames: Melson, Malon, Marson, Mapson, Mason, Manson, Malkin, Belson, Macon

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Where is the Malson family from?

You can see how Malson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 39 Malson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Malson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Malson families in 1891.
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What did your Malson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Malson. 34% of Malson men worked as a Retired and 70% of Malson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malson were Colliery Hewer H W and Insurance Clerk. .

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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

  • Retired
    34%
  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Colliery Hewer H W
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    9%
  • Clerk Electric Cabbs
    6%
  • Insurance Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Malson. For the veterans among your Malson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malson lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Malson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Malson in 1955 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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