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Mastin 1

Mastin 2
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Type Surname (from occupation)

Meaning & History

occupational name for a household servant or guard from Old French mastin "watchdog, manservant" (from Latin mansuetudinus "domestic"). The Old French word had the further sense of a bad-tempered dog and was used as an adjective in the sense of "bad cruel".
Added 12/26/2022 by Paradiso36