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SOURCE: Other & Occupation
OTHER FORMS: Massé, Mace, Maas
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/17/2016
Meaning & History
English: variant of Mace
French (Picardy): metonymic occupational name from masse
French: habitational name from places called Masse (Allier and Cô-d’Or), or La Masse (Eure, Lot, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire).
French (Massé): habitational name from a place called Massé in Maine-et-Loire, so named from Gallo-Roman Macciacum (from the personal name Maccius
+ the locative suffix -acum).
Dutch: from Middle Dutch masse
‘clog’; ‘cudgel’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who wielded a club.
Dutch: possibly a variant of Maas
, or a patronymic from Mas