Masten Family History

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Masten Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name, either the female name Machthild (see Mould) or the male name Machtolf, composed of the elements maht, meht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Kasten, Master, Hasten, Massey, Kosten, Astin, Maser, Martel, Marien

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Masten Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Masten name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Masten Family Origin

Where is the Masten family from?

Masten Family Occupations

What did your Masten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Masten occupation in the UK was Agent To Metallic Bedstead (& Manufacturer). 33% of Masten's were Agent To Metallic Bedstead (& Manufacturer)s. A less common occupation for the Masten family was Milk Seller. Agent To Metallic Bedstead (& Manufacturer) and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Masten.

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  • Agent To Metallic Bedstead (& Manufacturer)

  • Blacksmith

  • Milk Seller


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

Masten Historical Records

What Masten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Masten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masten 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Masten. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Masten. For the veterans among your Masten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Masten Life Expectancy

What is the average Masten lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Masten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Masten in 1944 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Masten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Masten 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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