Masse Family History

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Masse Name Meaning

English: variant of Mace 1. French (Picardy): metonymic occupational name from masse ‘mace’, ‘hammer’. French: habitational name from places called Masse (Allier and Cô-d’Or), or La Masse (Eure, Lot, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire). French (Massé): habitational name from a place called Massé in Maine-et-Loire, so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum). Dutch: from Middle Dutch masse ‘clog’; ‘cudgel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who wielded a club. Dutch: possibly a variant of Maas 1, or a patronymic from Mas.

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

Similar surnames: Massey, Mars, Mass, Matte, Hasse, Massa, Sasse, Basse, Halse, Marie

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Masse Family Origin

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Masse Family Occupations

What did your Masse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Masse occupation in the UK was Baking Powder Packer (Man Chem). 17% of Masse's were Baking Powder Packer (Man Chem)s. A less common occupation for the Masse family was Professor Of Languages. Baking Powder Packer (Man Chem), Carter and Coachman (ND) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Masse.

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  • Baking Powder Packer (Man Chem)

  • Carter

  • Coachman (ND)

  • Professor Of Languages


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Masse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Masse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Masse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masse 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Masse. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Masse. For the veterans among your Masse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Masse Life Expectancy

What is the average Masse lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Masse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Masse in 1943 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Masse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Masse ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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