Malo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Malo family

The surname Malo was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Malo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malo research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1511, 1809, 1810, 1810, 1813, 1630, 1706, 1740, 1814, 1768, 1773, 1776, 1778, 1749, 1800, 1830, 1907, 1878, 1841 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Malo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malo Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Malo, including Malo, Mallo, Malod, Mallod, Malot, Mallot, Malou, Mallou, Maloux, Malloux, Malon, Mallon, Malonne, Mallonne, Malée, Mallée, Mallee, Malet, Mallet, Malette, Mallette, Malouet and many more.

Early Notables of the Malo family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706), French cartographer and engineer; Pierre Victor Malouet (1740-1814), a French Baron and politician, an administrator to the colonies (Santo Domingo, 1768-1773...
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Malo Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Malo is the 483rd most popular surname. [1] However, in France, the name Malo is ranked the 3,189th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [2]


United States Malo migration to the United States +

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Malo has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Malo were

Malo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Brother Malo, who was a tailor in New Orleans in 1726
  • M. Malo, who was a property owner in New Orleans in 1731
Malo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Malo, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [3]
  • Katharina Malo, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
Malo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Helen Malo, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Henri Malo, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Salin, France, in 1911
  • Alvares Malo, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Jeanne Malo, aged 19, who landed in America from Blemeset, France, in 1912
  • Felipe Gomez Malo, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Madrid, Spain, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Malo migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Malo Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Malo, who arrived in Cuba in 1866 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Malo (post 1700) +

  • Gina Malo (1909-1963), born Janet Flynn, American film actress
  • Nicole Malo, president in the Office of Human Resources, in the Government of Quebec
  • Luc Malo (b. 1973), Canadian politician
  • David "Davida" Malo (1793-1853), leading Native Hawaiian historian of the Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Jonathan Joseph Malo (b. 1983), Canadian professional baseball shortstop


  1. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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