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Masters Family History

Masters Name Meaning

English:: habitational and occupational name from Middle English (atte) maisteres ‘(at the) master's (house)’ a name for someone who lived or worked there normally a servant. Compare Master and Masterman and for the type compare Maidens Monks Parsons . variant of Master with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Master, Marsters, Salters, Matter, Easter, Maser, Malter, Waters

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Where is the Masters family from?

You can see how Masters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Masters families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 65 Masters families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Masters's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Masters families in 1840.
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What did your Masters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Masters. 19% of Masters men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Masters women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masters were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 227,000 census records available for the last name Masters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masters 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Masters. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Masters. For the veterans among your Masters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Masters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Masters in 1943 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

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