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Malay Surname History
The family history of the Malay last name is maintained by the AncientFaces community. Join the community by adding to to this genealogy of the Malay:
- Malay family history
- Malay country of origin, nationality, & ethnicity
- Malay last name meaning & etymology
- Malay spelling & pronunciation
- genealogy and family tree
Malay Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Malay is often difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Malay may be in dispute depending on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on a professional trade, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Malay Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Malay come may come from a profession, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is useful to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many names like Malay come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".
Malay Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Surnames like Malay change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family unions, and eras over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Malay were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Malay. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Malay family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.
Last names similar to MalayMalaya, Malayan, Malayandy, Malayang, Malayao, Malayavech, Malaychuk, Malaye, Malayer, Malayeri, Malayerizadeh, Malayeude, Malayev, Malayeva, Malayfrem, Malayha, Malayil, Malaykham, Malaykhan, Malaymeuang
Malay Family Tree
Here are a few of the Malay genealogies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Malays
- Dana J Malay 1941 - 2005
- William B Malay 1920 - 1976
- M Malay 1893 - 1976
- Margaret Malay 1887 - 1977
- Ethel G Malay 1904 - 1989
- David Malay 1889 - 1972
- Eleanore Malay 1918 - 1994
- Robert J Malay 1920 - 1998
- Denise M Malay 1948 - 1996
- Helene L Malay 1923 - 2003