Master Family History
Master Name Meaning
English: occupational name from Middle English maister ‘master’ (Old French maistre). The word had a wide range of applications and the reference in surnames may be to a schoolmaster to the master of a farm or house to the master of an apprentice or to a ship's captain. In Scotland the eldest sons of barons and the uncles of lords were called Masters but this is not primarily a Scottish surname. German: dialect form of Meister and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Indian (Gujarat and Mumbai): Parsi occupational name for someone who was a master of his craft from the English word master.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press