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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


Similar surnames: Massey, Mars, Mass, Matte, Hasse, Massa, Sasse, Basse, Halse, Marie

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Where is the Masse family from?

You can see how Masse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Masse families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Masse families living in Vermont. This was about 29% of all the recorded Masse's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Masse families in 1840.
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What did your Masse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Masse. 21% of Masse men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Masse women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masse were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Masse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masse 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Masse. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Masse. For the veterans among your Masse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masse lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Masse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Masse in 1943 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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