The distinguished surname Demass originated in the beautiful and majestic country of France. The surname Demass is an occupational
name, which means that it is a type of hereditary surname. Occupational
names were derived from the name of the primary occupation
of the first person who used the name. In this case it is derived from the Old French word machun, which meant "stone cutter." Accordingly, the original bearer of this name was a worker in stone or mason.
Early Origins of the Demass family
The surname Demass was first found in Provence, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Demass family
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Demass Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Masson, Masond, Masonde, Mason, Masen, Masons and many more.
Early Notables of the Demass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Demass family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gilles Masson, who came to Québec, where he married Marie-Jeanne Gauthier in1668; Jacques Masson, who wedding to Jeanne Jousselot of Québec ws in 1670.
Contemporary Notables of the name Demass (post 1700)
- Amos L. Demass, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Morgantown, West Virginia, 1919-21 CITATION[CLOSE]
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