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Maison Name Meaning

French and Walloon: topographic name for someone who lived by an important house Old French maison ‘residence’ from Latin mansio ‘posting house stage halting place (on a route)’. French: habitational name from La Maison de Bois placename in the northern part of France of the same origin as 1 above. English (Middlesex and Lincolnshire): variant of Mayson . Possibly also an altered form of English and Scottish Mason .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mason, Faison, Masson, Raison, Main, Malson, Mayson, Caison, Kasson

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Where is the Maison family from?

You can see how Maison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maison families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 47 Maison families living in Quebec. This was about 84% of all the recorded Maison's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Maison families in 1911.
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What did your Maison ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Maison. 48% of Maison men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Fils Cultivateur
  • Contremaitre
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Maison. For the veterans among your Maison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maison lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Maison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Maison in 1962 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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