Origin of surname MALUS/MALES #general

Tsiporah Trom

I'm researching the possible meaning of the surname MALUS/MALES.

For now, I came up with two possible meanings:

- It derives >from the woman's given name Mali, as a possible ancestor.
- It derives >from the Polish word "maluszke" or Russian word "maluchik",
meaning "little boy" or "someone of small size".

I do not have access to Alexander Beider's work. So I would gladly hear
your thoughts on this.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Geraldine Trom
Antwerp, Belgium

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