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Mason Family History

Mason Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen. Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone.French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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

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Name Distribution of Mason Families

  • Number of Mason families
     927 - 1,851
     310 - 926
     1 - 309
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mason families
     2,538 - 5,074
     847 - 2,537
     1 - 846
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mason families
     409 - 816
     137 - 408
     1 - 136
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mason Family Origin

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Mason Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mason

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Mason Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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