Malhotra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Malhotra family

The surname Malhotra was first found in Sussex 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 1230 when William de Malham held a family seat at Malham Farm.

Important Dates for the Malhotra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malhotra research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Malhotra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malhotra Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Malhotra are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Malhotra include: Mallam, Malham, Maleham, Malam, Malem, Mallem, Malgham, Mallom, Mallum, Malhamdale, Malghom and many more.

Early Notables of the Malhotra family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Malhotra family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Malhotra or a variant listed above: Ben Mallam, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1914; George Mallam, aged 23, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1917; M. Mallam, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1906.

Contemporary Notables of the name Malhotra (post 1700)

  • Ashok K. Malhotra, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from
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