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Where did the French Maisonet family come from? What is the French Maisonet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maisonet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maisonet family history?

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


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

First found in Provence, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maisonet 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 Maisonet History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maisonet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maisonet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anastasio Maisonet, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1868

Maisonet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ralphael Maisonet, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Rafael Maisonet, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Rafael Maisonet, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Juan Maisonet, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1922


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The Maisonet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maisonet 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.

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