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For other uses, see Mallory (disambiguation).

Mallory is an English surname. Spelling variants include Mallary, Mallery, Malorie, Mallorie, and Mallorey. Mallory is also a given name derived from the surname.

Notable people with the surname[edit]

  • Arenia Mallory (1904–1977), American founder and head of what is now Saints Academy in Lexington, Mississippi, United States
  • Benajah Mallory (c. 1764-1853), farmer, merchant and political figure in Upper Canada
  • Bill Mallory (1935-), American football head coach
  • Boots Mallory (1913–1958), American film actress, dancer and model
  • Caitlin Mallory (1987-), American ice dancer who competes internationally for Estonia
  • Carole Mallory (1942-), American film actress and former model
  • Clare Mallory, the penname of American children's author Winifred Constance McQuilkan Hall (1913–1991)
  • Edward Mallory, born Edward Ralph Martz (1930–2007), American actor
  • Francis Mallory (1807–1860), American naval officer, physician, railroad executive and U.S. Representative from Virginia
  • Frank Burr Mallory (1862–1941), American pathologist for whom the Mallory body is named
  • George Mallory (1886–1924), British mountaineer who died attempting to climb Mount Everest
  • George Kenneth Mallory (1900–1986), American physician for whom Mallory-Weiss syndrome is named
  • James Mallory (jurist) (1916–2003), Canadian academic and constitutional expert
  • Jim Mallory (1918–2001), American baseball player
  • JP Mallory (1945-), Irish-American archaeologist and Indo-Europeanist
  • L.B. Mallory (1871–1933), American politician and 28th Chief Clerk of the California Assembly
  • Laura Mallory, an American who unsuccessfully attempted to have Harry Potter books removed from the Gwinnett County, Georgia school system's library
  • Lee Mallory (1945–2005), American singer, songwriter and guitarist
  • Mae Mallory (1929–2007), American Black liberation leader and member of the Workers World Party
  • Mark Mallory (1962-), American politician in Ohio and elected Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2005
  • Michael Mallory (1955-), American author and journalist
  • Mike Mallory, former American football linebacker who is currently Assistant Special Teams Coach for the New Orleans Saints
  • Molla Mallory (1892–1959), Norwegian-American tennis player
  • Penny Mallory (1966–), UK National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993 and UK television presenter
  • Philip Mallory (1885–1975), American businessman, one of the original founders of Duracell
  • Robert Mallory (1815–1885), U.S. Representative from Kentucky
  • Ronald Mallory (1939–), American painter, holographer and sculptor
  • Rufus Mallory (1831–1914), U.S. Representative from Oregon
  • Stephen Mallory (c. 1812–1873), U.S. Senator from Florida and Confederate Secretary of the Navy during the American Civil War
  • Stephen Mallory II (1848–1907), U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative from Florida
  • Thomas Malory (c. 1399-1471), English compiler of Le Morte d'Arthur, a book of French and English Arthurian romances
  • Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892–1944), senior Royal Air Force officer during WWII
  • Victoria Mallory, the stage name of the American singer and actress, Vicki Morales (1949-)
  • William L. Mallory, Sr. (1931–), the first African-American to serve as Ohio House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader

Notable people with the given name[edit]

Fictional characters with the surname[edit]

  • Mallory (Sliders), played by Robert Floyd in the FOX Network television series, Sliders
  • Arthur Mallory, played by Raymond Burr in a 1976 NBC program development project NBC Mystery Movie
  • Brian Mallory, Irish-born chauffeur, played by Paul Ryan Rudd in the 1975 CBS television series, Beacon Hill (TV series)
  • Colin Mallory in the FOX Network television series, Sliders
  • Delvin Mallory, character in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Officer Edgar Mallory, cartoon policeman on the Parker Brothers board game, Monopoly (game)
  • Edward "Leviathan" Mallory, paleontologist and explorer from the novel The Difference Engine, by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
  • Doctor Fred Mallory, played by Edwin Stanley in the 1939 serial, The Phantom Creeps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Greg D. Mallory in The Boys (comics), a comic book series written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson
  • Katie Mallory, played by Marsha Hunt in the 1943 film, Lost Angel (film)
  • Kathleen Mallory, a New York City police detective featured in nine dark mystery novels by author Carol O'Connell
  • Captain Keith Mallory, World War II mountaineer-turned-commando from New Zealand in Alistair MacLean's 1957 novel, The Guns of Navarone (novel)
  • Kyler Mallory, London stock broker played by Alycia Delmore in the video game, Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy
  • Lou Mallory, an innkeeper portrayed by Patricia Blair in several episodes of the Western television series, The Rifleman on ABC in 1962 and 1963
  • Maree Mallory and Nick Mallory in Diana Wynne Jones's novels Deep Secret and The Merlin Conspiracy
  • Quinn Mallory in the FOX Network television series, Sliders
  • Steven Mallory, a young sculptor in Ayn Rand's 1943 novel, The Fountainhead

Fictional characters with the given name[edit]


  • Mallory is the conventional name for an attacker in cryptographic examples; see Alice and Bob
  • Mallory is also a girl's name that became popular in 1983. That was the year that the teenage character Mallory was introduced on the television show Family Ties. The Mallory character was named after teenager Mallory Prestlien, daughter of actors Robert Ivers (Prestlien) and Marcia Henderson. Mallory Prestlien went on to graduate from the University of Southern California and become managing producer at A & E Television Network before her death in 2005. From 1983-2009, 45,772 girls in the United States have been named Mallory.

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