Malta Family History

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Malta Name Meaning

Southern Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: habitational name for someone from the Mediterranean island of Malta (Latin Melita, Greek Melite). Dutch: habitational name from a place called Malta, near Zierikzee.

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


Similar surnames: Malia, Palma, Mata, Mallo, Matta, Mula, Marta, Maita, Gaeta, Palla

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Malta Family Origin

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Malta Family Occupations

What did your Malta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malta. 57% of Malta men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Malta women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malta were Machine Operator and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    57%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Barber
    8%
  • Machine Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Typist
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Malta Historical Records

What Malta family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Malta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malta 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Malta. 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 Card

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

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Malta Life Expectancy

What is the average Malta lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Malta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Malta in 1962 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Malta 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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