Malan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Malan family
The surname Malan was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since early times.
Early History of the Malan family
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Malan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Malain, Malains, Malin, Malins, Malaint, Malaints, Malein, Maleins, Mallain, Mallains, Mallin, Mallins, Mallaint, Mallaints, Mallein, Malleins, de Malain, du Malain, Maylin and many more.
Early Notables of the Malan family (pre 1700)
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Malan migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Malan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F. Malan, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1896
Malan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- David Malan, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1916
- Chas. A. Malan, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1917
- Robert Malan, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
- James Malan, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Adelaide, Australia, in 1919
- Ernest Malan, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Malan (post 1700) +
- Rian Malan (b. 1954), South African author, journalist, and songwriter
- Magnus Malan (1930-2011), former South African Minister of Defence
- Squadron Leader Adolph Gysbert "Sailor" Malan (1910-1963), South African aviator awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII 
- Daniel François Malan (1874-1959), South African politician
- Adolph Sailor' Malan, South African fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 32 aerial victories
- J Malan Heslop (1923-2011), American World War II combat photographer who documented evidence of Nazi war crimes
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