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

Massines Early Origins



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

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Massines Spelling Variations


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Massines Spelling Variations



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

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Massines Early History


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Massines Early History



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

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Massines Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Massines Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Massines 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 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Massines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Massines 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 29 August 2013 at 12:36.

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