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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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Where is the Mast family from?

You can see how Mast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mast families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Mast families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Mast's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mast families in 1911.
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What did your Mast ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mast. 84% of Mast men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Mast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mast census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mast. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mast. For the veterans among your Mast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mast lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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