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Masson Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Mason ‘mason’. Scottish: variant of Meston . French and Walloon: from a shortened pet form of the personal name Thomas . This surname is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium. French: variant of Maçon (see Macon ) an occupational name for a stonemason Old French maçon mason. Compare Mason .

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


Similar surnames: Mason, Hasson, Musson, Maison, Marson, Mayson, Bassin, Malson, Massey

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Where is the Masson family from?

You can see how Masson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Masson families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 808 Masson families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Masson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Masson families in 1911.
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What did your Masson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Masson. 18% of Masson men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Masson women worked as a Couturire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masson were Labourer and Revenue. .

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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
    18%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Cultivateur
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Couturire
    17%
  • Institutrice
    12%
  • Servante
    12%
  • Revenue
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Masson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Masson. For the veterans among your Masson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Masson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Masson in 1953 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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