Last name: Mason

Recorded in a surprising number of different spellings as shown below, this is a medieval surname of French origins. It is a status and occupational surname which originally described a skilled stone mason, one who had served his time as an apprentice to a master craftsman. The derivation is from the pre 8th century Old French word "masson", probably introduced into England by the Norman-French after the conquest of 1066. Indeed before that time few places in Britain were built in stone, so the French largely introduced both the word and the skill. The surname is one of the earliest recorded and early examples include: John Macun in the building accounts of King Henry 1st of England in the year 1130, and Ace le Mazun, in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1193. Spellings of the surname both in Britain and France include Macon, Mason, Massen, Masson, Machen, Machent, Machin, and Machon. Early examples from surviving church registers are those of Elizabeth Masson christened at St. Margaret's Westminster, on July 21st 1540, and Awdry Mason who married William Elyat at that same church on June 10th 1548. Among the many prominent figures with this surname was George Mason (1725 - 1792), the American statesman who framed the Virginia Bill of Rights. This was later was used as a model by Thomas Jefferson when he drafted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The first recorded spelling of the family name is possibly that of Richard Machun. This was dated about the year 1120, in charters of the Danelaw, for the county of Lincolnshire, during the reign of King Henry 1st, known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Vivian Marie Mason

My great-grandfather's name is Oscar Mason and he's from the West Indies. I know that I am family to the former New York Knicks player, Anthony Mason. But I'm looking for the history of my family and where we come from right before my great-grandfather was born. I know enough, but I really need to know more. If anyone knows anything, with proof, please message me on FACEBOOK. Thank you!!!

Justin Mason

My last name is mason, but i always thought my surname was named after a slave because i am black.

megen mason
my dad is shane mason and i have a grampa his name is jean mason

marie mason
my father name is George mason and his family stay in Glasgow Scotland I would like to trace any of this family he did have about 3 brothers and 2 sisters

Jaime Popplewell
My mom's maiden name is Mason, I have no idea about her ancestry. I only know a small bit about my dad's which is Popplewell, which is supposedly a very rare surname descended from Yorkshire.

Robert James Mason Esquire
I have spent vast hours and expense researching my origins on all sides of my family and been pleasantly surprised with a good few results. On the Mason side I have discovered that I am a direct decendant of a William Mason who fought as Man at arms at the battle of Agincourt on 25 september 1415. William Mason was from the Parish of Hemingbrough in the East Riding of Yorkshire which is only 20 miles from where I live today and although many branches of the family had moved from the region over the last 600 years few of us remain close by. At last I can fully understand why I enjoy using the two finger gesture (Agincourt salute)

Cassidy Mason
I am going to tell my dad to do our geneology. I have no idea where I'm from! haha

Seth Mason
My father was born Roger Steven Mason in Birmingham 1940 & his father was born Steven Mason in 1911. I believe my grandfather's mother owned a tavern. I am not sure of info so I will look into getting the info correct.

Colin Mason
Lots of masons here from south London I'm from Walworth too. My family name comes from Dublin, the married into the Angell family..from Brixton, stokwell area. I've done my family tree as much as I can ? We are actually related supposedly to Blackbeard the pirate...

Edward Anthony Masen (Cullen) LOL

i am also trying to trace my family from my mothers side her surname before she got married was Mason, her father was called Joseph Mason and moved over after the second world war, he used to live in America, he married my grandmother deceased(Dorothy), they had 12 children. if anyone can help me in tracing this side of my famnily i would be extremely grateful

sorry my mother lived in Farington PARK, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE AS A CHILD

Lynne Smith (nee Mason)
I have just traced my family history back to a village in Lancashire called Pilling. The earliest reference I can find is WIlliam Mason (Meason/Meson) born in 1675. There are 4 generations of Masons in Pilling from this date and possibly 1 before. I believe they originated from France hence the 3 differnet spellings registered all in one family. The 4 generations in my family range from Willam born 1675 - Robert - born 1705 - Richard born 1732 and finally James born 1776. After this they appear to have moved to Cheshire, Staffordshire and finally Kent which is where we are now.

Dan Mason
My last name is Mason, I was raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. My great great grandparents were from England I have been told.

Hi I'm a Mason from new York and I'm trying to find out more about my family they are from queens new York

Seth Mason
I am Seth Mason. I live in Queens. Maybe we are related.

lee huynh
I look for my father ,I know only his last name ,he was in mp in Vietnam at 1966 in tan son nhat airports

lee huynh
I look for my father ,I know only his last name ,he was in mp in Vietnam at 1966 in tan son nhat airports

lee huynh
Any way help to find him ,please show me ,my phone # 3036187130 or email thanks

Diane Mason Gray
My gr-gr-gr grandfather, John Mason, b 7 Jan 1798, Deerfield, Rockingham, NH, m Abigail Amanda Robey in Canterbury, NH; d 5 May 1860, Concord Bureau, IL. His father was probably Robert Mason, b 11 May 1727, d 6 Aug 1804, m Anna Ervin; but no proof. DNA testing gives haplogroup is R1b1c. Looking for any info on these anestors.

Ross Mason

I am a Mason i live in Australia, my brother has gone back to Late 1600's, 5 generations of Ship Captions from England

Lori Mason
My maiden name is Mason. Great great grandfather David W Mason from Lawrence County Missouri. These Mason's purchased government land in Missouri to homestead and farm in the 1800's and also fought in the Civil War as Union Soldiers.

Marilyn B. Mason
My husbands grandfather was Frank C. Mason born in Missouri 1886. His father was James Lindley Mason born 1854. He had many siblings, perhaps a David. I have traced the family back to a sailmaker in Baltimore in the 1700s.

Jerry L Crumly

My great great grandfather's name was John Ashley Mason from Newton Arkansas. Great grandfather was Ashley Adian Mason, and grandfather John H Mason both died in Anderson Missouri.