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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.


  • 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

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  • 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.[citation needed]

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