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 Masons family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Masons family
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Masons Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Masson, Masond, Masonde, Mason, Masen, Masons and many more.
Early Notables of the Masons family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Masons 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.
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