Mastin Family History

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Mastin Name Meaning

French: partly an occupational name for a household servant, from Old French mastin ‘watchdog’; ‘manservant’ (from Latin mansuetudinus ‘domestic’). The Old French word had the further sense of a bad-tempered dog, and was used as an adjective in the sense of ‘bad’, ‘cruel’.

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

Similar surnames: Maslin, Martin, Astin, Mason, Tassin, Matin, Cantin, Maston, Bastin

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Mastin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mastin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mastin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Mastin Family Origin

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Mastin Family Occupations

What did your Mastin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mastin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Mastin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mastin family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mastin.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Fisherman

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mastin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mastin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Mastin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mastin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mastin. 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 Card

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

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Mastin Life Expectancy

What is the average Mastin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mastin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mastin in 1952 was 61, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mastin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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