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Mass Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Thomas. Compare Maas, Mas. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Mass ‘measure’, ‘measurement’.

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

Similar surnames: Mas, Pass, Mais, Hass, Masse, Wass, Bass, Fass, Kass, Mars

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Mass Family Origin

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Mass Family Occupations

What did your Mass ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Mass's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mass family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mass.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mass ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Mass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mass census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mass. 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 Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Mass. For the veterans among your Mass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mass Life Expectancy

What is the average Mass lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mass in 1951 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mass ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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