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Masters Family History

Masters Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Master. Reaney notes the medieval example atte Maysters (1327), and suggests this might have denoted someone who lived at a master’s house, a master’s servant or perhaps an apprentice.

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

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276,000 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,409 Military Records
18,657 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Masters Families

  • Number of Masters families
     137 - 272
     46 - 136
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Masters families
     521 - 1,039
     174 - 520
     1 - 173
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Masters families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Masters Family Origin

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Masters Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Masters

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Masters Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Masters census records

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Masters Civil War Service Records

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