Male History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Male is an occupational name for a painter, or more specifically a painter of stained glass, derived from the Old German "malen", and the Middle High German word "malen" which both meant "to paint."

Early Origins of the Male family

The surname Male was first found in Wurtemberg and Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Mahler became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Male family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Male research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1723 and 1807 are included under the topic Early Male History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Male Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mahler, Maler, Mahl, Mahle, Male, Mal, Maller, Maehler, Mehler, Mailer, Mayler, Maylor, Mailor and many more.

Early Notables of the Male family (pre 1700)

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United States Male migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Male Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Martin Male, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • James Male, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]
  • Anthony Male, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]
Male Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frances Male, who arrived in New York in 1838 [1]
  • Francis Male, who landed in New York in 1838 [1]
  • E Male, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Joshua Male, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]

Australia Male migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Male Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Male a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848 [2]
  • John Male, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [3]
  • Francis Male, aged 38, a quarryman, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • William Brown Male, aged 24, a quarryman, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Georgina Male, aged 21, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Contemporary Notables of the name Male (post 1700) +

  • Lester R. Male, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [4]
  • Job Male, American politician, Mayor of Plainfield, New Jersey, 1869-70, 1877-78 [4]
  • James Male, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1922-24 [4]
  • Hartsel Male, American Republican politician, Chair of Barbour County Republican Party, 1975 [4]
  • George H. Male, American politician, Member of New York American Labor Party Executive Committee, 1945 [4]
  • Charles T. Male, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County 1st District, 1922-23 [4]
  • Charles George Male (1910-1998), English footballer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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