Mast Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship’s) mast’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts). Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns. German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German mast ‘fat’, ‘stout’.

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


Similar surnames: Last, Most, Ast, Gast, Nast, Rast, Hast, Mass, Matt, Bast

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Mast Family Origin

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Mast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Labourer

    25%

In 1881, the most common Mast occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Mast's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mast.

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Mast Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Mast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mast in 1947 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mast

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