Mass Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Thomas. Compare Maas, Mas. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from German Mass ‘measure’, ‘measurement’.

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


Similar surnames: Mas, Pass, Mais, Hass, Masse, Wass, Bass, Fass, Kass, Mars

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Mass Family Origin

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Mass Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    12%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    6%
  • Assistant

    6%
  • Clogs Pattern Maker

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mass family was Clogs Pattern Maker. The most common Mass occupation in the UK was Tailor. 12% of Mass's were Tailors. Tailor, Agricultural Laborer and Assistant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mass.

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Mass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Mass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mass in 1951 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mass

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