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Where did the Italian Malave family come from? What is the Italian Malave family crest and coat of arms? When did the Malave family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Malave family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Malabarba, Melabarba, Malabraba, Milabarba and others.

First found in Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia), a territorial, industrialized division of Italy south of the Alps. It is the most political active. Milan is the chief city, followed by Mortera, Pavia and Mantua. Silk is the principal trade. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malave research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Malave History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Malave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malave Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Consuela Malave, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Jose R. Malave, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Juan Malave, aged 6, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Luz Malave, aged 4, who emigrated to America, in 1918
  • Maria R. Malave, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1918


  • Edwin Malave (b. 1950), American boxer and actor
  • Omar Antonio Malave (b. 1963), former American first base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays
  • José Francisco Malave (b. 1971), former Venezuelan Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Alejandro González Malave (1958-1986), Puerto Rican undercover agent
  • Dennis Malavé (b. 1980), Venezuelan Major League Baseball bullpen catcher


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  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  7. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  8. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Malave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malave Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 2 March 2013 at 15:39.

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