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What does the name Mason mean?

The origin of the Mason surname is English, where it can be found in records as early as the 1200s. Mason is mostly thought to be Anglo-Norman and arrived with the conquest of William I in 1066. Mason is an occupational surname, coming from the French 'Macon' or 'Masson' (stoneworker) and would have been given to those who worked with stone or brick, and their descendants.

The earliest occurrence of the Mason surname in our family history documents is from 1412, and we currently have 2,082,429 records where Mason appears.

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