Mason Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen. Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages. Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone. French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Masson, Maison, Malon, Maron, Cason, Macon, Manson, Bason, Masin

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Mason Family Origin

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Mason Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • School

    4%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Mason occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Mason's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mason. A less common occupation for the Mason family was Servant.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Mason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mason in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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