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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Masses family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. The Masses surname derives from the Old French word "masse," which refers to the heavy metal tipped war club called a mace; and as such was thought to have been an occupational name for a soldier who carried a mace. The surname may also have been taken on from any of several places with names such as Masse, LaMasse, Massé.

Early Origins of the Masses family


The surname Masses was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this celebrated family has held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Masses family

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Early History of the Masses family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Masses research.
Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1667 is included under the topic Early Masses History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Masses Spelling Variations

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Masses Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Masse, Masses, Massey, Massait, Massaie, Massaies, Massé, Masser, Massée and many more.

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Early Notables of the Masses family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Masses family (pre 1700)


Notable in the family name at this time was Énemond Massé (1574-1646), French Jesuit missionary from Lyon who arrived in Acadia with Pierre Biard in 1608, but later...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Masses Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Masses family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Masses family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Enemond Masse who settled in Maine in 1613; Alex Masse who settled in Virginia in 1637; Francis Masse, aged 30; who settled in New Orleans in 1821; Thomas Masser who settled in Virginia in 1650.

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