Mast Family History

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Mast Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast ‘(ship’s) mast’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast ‘mast’, ‘swine fodder’ (the same word as the English word for beechnuts). Dutch (van de(r) Mast): topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns. German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German mast ‘fat’, ‘stout’.

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

Similar surnames: Last, Most, Ast, Gast, Nast, Rast, Hast, Mass, Matt, Bast

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Mast Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mast name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mast. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mast Family Origin

Where is the Mast family from?

Mast Family Occupations

What did your Mast ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mast family was Lace Maker. The most common Mast occupation in the UK was Coal Agent (...). 20% of Mast's were Coal Agent (...)s. Coal Agent (...), Coal Agent (Dealer) and Iron Rail Straightener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mast.

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  • Coal Agent (...)

  • Coal Agent (Dealer)

  • Iron Rail Straightener

  • Lace Maker


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

Mast Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Mast. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mast 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mast. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mast. For the veterans among your Mast ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mast Life Expectancy

What is the average Mast lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mast life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mast in 1947 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mast 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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