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The distinguished surname Maison originated in the beautiful and majestic country of France. The surname Maison 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.

Maison Early Origins



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

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Maison Spelling Variations


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Maison Spelling Variations



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

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Maison Early History


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Maison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maison 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 Maison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maison 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 were:

Maison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Maison, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maison (post 1700)



  • Leonard Maison, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 2nd District, 1834-37
  • Donald J. Maison Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • Nicolas Joseph Maison, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Maison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maison 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 7 October 2015 at 15:13.

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