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Massey Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey. English: from a pet form of Matthew. Altered spelling of French Massé (see Masse 4).

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


Similar surnames: Masse, Maser, Manley, Vassey, Hussey, Mussey, Massee, Hassel, Cassel

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Massey Family Origin

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Massey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farmer Son

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, the most common Massey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Massey's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Massey. A less common occupation for the Massey family was Labourer.

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Massey Historical Records

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Massey Life Expectancy

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