Mast Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship’s) mast’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts). Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns. German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German mast ‘fat’, ‘stout’.

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

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Mast Family Origin

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Mast Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Mast occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mast's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mast. A less common occupation for the Mast family was Farming.

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Mast Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Mast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mast in 1947 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mast

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