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Maison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Maison family


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

Early History of the Maison family


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Another 144 words (10 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.

Maison Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Maison family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Maison family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maison (post 1700)


  • Leonard Maison, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 2nd District, 1834-37 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald J. Maison Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nicolas Joseph Maison, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Nicolas Maison. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 14) Nicolas Maison. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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