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Maser Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with boils or lumpy skin or perhaps for a hunchback from Middle High German maser ‘lump protuberance’. German: from Middle High German maser ‘maple-wood bowl’ (Old French masere of ancient Germanic origin) hence a metonymic occupational name for a wood-turner producing such ware. English: occupational name from Middle English maserer ‘maker of mazers or maple-wood bowls’ with simplification of -erer to -er. This surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland. English: variant of Macer . This form of the name is very rare in Britain and Ireland. German: variant of Maaser a pet form of Thomas .

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


Similar surnames: Mader, Master, Moser, Mauer, Mager, Naser, Maner, Manser, Mayer

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Where is the Maser family from?

You can see how Maser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maser families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Maser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Maser's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Maser families in 1840.
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What did your Maser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maser. 19% of Maser men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Maser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maser were Farming and Housework. .

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maser. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Maser. For the veterans among your Maser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maser lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Maser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Maser in 1956 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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