Malkin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Malkin family

The surname Malkin was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland where one of the first records of the name was Thomas Malisone in 1445. [1] John Malynessone was listed in Yorkshire in 1317. [2] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Robertas Malyn; Johannes Malynson; and Richard Malynson. [3]

Early History of the Malkin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malkin research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1427, 1445 and 1447 are included under the topic Early Malkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malkin Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Malkin occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Mallison, Mallinson, Malison, Mallyson, Mallynson, Mallisson, Mallenson, Mellenson, Mellanson and many more.

Early Notables of the Malkin family (pre 1700)

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Malkin Ranking

In the United States, the name Malkin is the 14,556th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [4]


Australia Malkin migration to Australia +

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

Malkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Ralph Malkin, British Convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. William Malkin who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Mr. Solomon Malkin, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 28th June 1843, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Malkin (post 1700) +

  • Barry M. Malkin (1938-2019), American Academy Award nominated film editor, known for his extended collaboration with director Francis Ford Coppola for the Godfather series
  • Herbert Malkin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1942, 1944 [8]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-cornwallis
  6. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)
  7. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emerald-isle)
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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