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Early Origins of the Malen family

The surname Malen was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when Thomas Mailand held estates in that county.

Early History of the Malen family

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Malen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayland, Maylan, Meylan, Maylin, Meylin, Meylen, Meylin, Mailand, Mailen and many more.

Early Notables of the Malen family (pre 1700)

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United States Malen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Georg Malen, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]

Australia Malen migration to Australia +

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

Malen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ellen Malen, English Convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atwick" on 28 September 1837, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Mary Malen, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" [3]

New Zealand Malen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Malen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr Malen, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842

  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. Convict Records of Australia. Retreived 23rd August 2020 from
  3. South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved on Facebook