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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German and Dutch : from a short form of Thomas. Compare Maas 1 and Mass.
  • Catalan and southern French (Occitan) : topographic name for someone who lived in an isolated dwelling in the country, rather than in a village, from Catalan and Occitan mas ‘farmstead’ (Late Latin mansum, mansus).

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