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Masters Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Master. Reaney notes the medieval example atte Maysters (1327), and suggests this might have denoted someone who lived at a master’s house, a master’s servant or perhaps an apprentice.

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


Similar surnames: Master, Marsters, Salters, Matter, Easter, Maser, Malter, Waters

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Masters Family Origin

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Masters Family Occupations

What did your Masters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Masters. 14% of Masters men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Masters women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masters were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Teacher
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Masters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 227,000 census records available for the last name Masters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Masters. 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 Card

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Masters. For the veterans among your Masters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Masters Life Expectancy

What is the average Masters lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Masters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Masters in 1943 was 62, and 74 in 2004.

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