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Mas Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a short form of Thomas. Compare Maas 1 and Mass. Catalan and southern French (Occitan): topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated dwelling in the country, rather than in a village, from Catalan and Occitan mas ‘farmstead’ (Late Latin mansum, mansus).

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


Similar surnames: Ras, Mass, Bas, May, Sas, Mar, Mais, Mars, Maas, Max

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Where is the Mas family from?

You can see how Mas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mas families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mas's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Mas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mas. 40% of Mas men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Mas women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mas were Machinist and Servant.

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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

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    18%
  • Seamstress
    18%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Servant
    14%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mas 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mas. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Mas. For the veterans among your Mas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mas lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Mas in 1957 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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