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Mast Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German mast ‘fat stout’. Compare Maust . Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast swine fodder’. Dutch (Van der Mast and Van de Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder for example acorns (see 2 above). English (Essex) and Dutch: nickname for a tall lanky man from Middle Dutch mast Middle English mast ‘mast of a ship’ in Middle English also ‘long pole’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Last, Most, Ast, Gast, Nast, Rast, Hast, Mass, Matt, Bast

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Where is the Mast family from?

You can see how Mast families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mast family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mast families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Mast families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Mast's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mast families in 1840.
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What did your Mast ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mast. 30% of Mast men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mast women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mast were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Mast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mast 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mast. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mast. For the veterans among your Mast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mast lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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