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Masten Family History

Masten Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name, either the female name Machthild (see Mould) or the male name Machtolf, composed of the elements maht, meht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Kasten, Master, Hasten, Massey, Kosten, Astin, Maser, Martel, Marien

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Where is the Masten family from?

You can see how Masten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Masten families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Masten families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Masten's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Masten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Masten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Masten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Masten. 16% of Masten men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Masten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masten were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Masten. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Masten. For the veterans among your Masten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masten lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Masten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Masten in 1944 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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