An English surname, Mason refers to a stone worker. The Old French term of â€˜massonâ€™ it means to the craft of stone work.
Additional spellings for Mason include Masson, Massen, Machin, Machen and Machent.
The Italian forms for Mason are Veneto and Masone.
Most with the Mason surname in Scotland live in Lanarkshire and Midlothian counties.
Those with the Mason name in England lived in the central and northern regions as well as London and Essex county.
The states of Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York have most with the Mason surname within the United States.
Famous: Charles Mason (18th century surveyor to develop the Mason-Dixon Line), Jackie Mason (comedian), John Mason (17th century founder of the province of New Hampshire), James Mason (English actor), William Mason (19th century co-inventor of the colt guns), Roy Mason (American architect) and Mike Mason (professional football player).