Masse Family History
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Masse Name Meaning
English: variant of Mace 1. French (Picardy): metonymic occupational name from masse ‘mace’, ‘hammer’. French: habitational name from places called Masse (Allier and Cô-d’Or), or La Masse (Eure, Lot, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire). French (Massé): habitational name from a place called Massé in Maine-et-Loire, so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum). Dutch: from Middle Dutch masse ‘clog’; ‘cudgel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who wielded a club. Dutch: possibly a variant of Maas 1, or a patronymic from Mas.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press