Masson Family History

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Masson Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeen): variant of Mason, or possibly an assimilated form of Manson 1 . French: from a pet form of Thomas. French: occupational name for a stonemason, Old French mas(s)on.

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

Similar surnames: Mason, Hasson, Musson, Maison, Marson, Mayson, Bassin, Malson, Massey

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Masson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Masson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Masson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Masson Family Origin

Where is the Masson family from?

Masson Family Occupations

What did your Masson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Masson. The most common Masson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Masson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Masson family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Masson Historical Records

What Masson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Masson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masson 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Masson. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Masson. For the veterans among your Masson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Masson Life Expectancy

What is the average Masson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Masson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Masson in 1953 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Masson 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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