Mast Family History
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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