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Maser Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with boils or lumpy skin, or perhaps for a hunchback, from Middle High German maser ‘lump’, ‘protuberance’. German and English: from Middle High Germanmaser, Middle English maser ‘maple-wood bowl’ (Old French masere, of Germanic origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a wood-turner producing such ware. English: variant spelling of Macer, an occupational name for a mace-bearer, from Old French maissier, massier, a derivative of Old French masse ‘mace’. German (Maaser): pet form of Thomas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mader, Master, Moser, Mauer, Mager, Naser, Maner, Manser, Mayer

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Where is the Maser family from?

You can see how Maser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Maser families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Maser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Maser families in 1911.
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What did your Maser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Apprentice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Maser. 62% of Maser men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Maser women worked as an Apprentice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maser were Cultivateur and Institutrice.

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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

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Farmers Son
    17%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Apprentice
    50%
  • Institutrice
    50%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maser. 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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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Maser lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Maser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Maser in 1956 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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