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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...

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