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Masterton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Masterton in Fife, so named because they were once held by the master (magister) of the Abbey church of Dunfermline.

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

Similar surnames: Master, Catterton, Castellon, Allerton, Marton, Winterton, Betterton

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Where is the Masterton family from?

You can see how Masterton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Masterton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Masterton families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1891 there were 67 Masterton families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Masterton's in the UK. London had the highest population of Masterton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Masterton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Masterton 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 Masterton. 67% of Masterton men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Masterton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Masterton were Bakers Roundsman and House Wife.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bakers Roundsman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • House Wife
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Masterton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Masterton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Masterton. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Masterton. For the veterans among your Masterton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Masterton lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Masterton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Masterton in 1966 was 76, and 77 in 2004.

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