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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.

Demass Early Origins



The surname Demass was first found in Provence, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Demass Spelling Variations


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Demass Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Masson, Masond, Masonde, Mason, Masen, Masons and many more.

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Demass Early History


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Demass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Demass research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1397, 1414, 1572, 1676, 1450, 1414, 1636 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Demass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Demass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Demass Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Demass Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Demass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Demass (post 1700)



  • Amos L. Demass, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Morgantown, West Virginia, 1919-21

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Demass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Demass Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 13:59.

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