Mason Family History

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Mason Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a stonemason, Middle English, Old French mas(s)on. Compare Machen. Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages. Italian (Veneto): from a short form of Masone. French: from a regional variant of maison ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Masson, Maison, Malon, Maron, Cason, Macon, Manson, Bason, Masin

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Mason Family Origin

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Mason Family Occupations

What did your Mason ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mason. 7% of Mason men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Mason women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mason were Farmer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Mason Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Mason. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mason 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 156,000 immigration records available for the last name Mason. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 224,000 military records available for the last name Mason. For the veterans among your Mason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mason Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mason in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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