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Origins of the Massey surname

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About the Masseys

We have a total number of 87600 records for people with the last name Massey.

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Alternative variations of the name Massey

Massey, Massie, Masey, Massy, Masie

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Where do most Masseys live?

In 1921, most Masseys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Masseys

How common is your surname?

532nd most common surname in the UK

We have 76,800 records for the Massey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Masseys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Massey first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Masseys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Masseys in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Masseys in 1921


Coal Miner


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


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