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Origin and popularity of the name MASSE


Masse : 1: French (Massé): habitational name from Massé in Maine-et-Loire so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum).2: French (Massé): variant of Macé (see Mace 3) in part a cognate of 1 above.3: French: habitational name from any of the places called Masse (Allier and Côte-d'Or) or La Masse (Eure Lot Puy-de-Dôme Saône-et-Loire).4: French (Picardy): metonymic occupational name from masse ‘mace hammer’.5: Breton (mainly Finistère of French origin) and French (Massé): from a variant of the personal name Macé (see Mace 2).6: English: variant of Mace.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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