Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsMalfeijt, Malfeit, Malfiet, Malfijt, Malfyt, Malvit
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/6/2012
Generally a Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Malfait, with the spelling reflecting the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did). However, it may also be possible that this surname is a shorter form of Malefeyt, which has a similar etymology. Last but not least, the Malfeyt surname is predominantly found in Flanders.