Masson (surname)

Masson is a French and Scottish surname, which is an example of convergent etymology in that the French Masson likely derives from a diminutive form of Thomas (


Masson is a French and Scottish surname, which is an example of convergent etymology in that the French Masson likely derives from a diminutive form of Thomas ("Thomasson"), while the Scottish Masson derives from MacMhathain. This surname also may be a variant of occupational stoneworker surnames such as Maçon, Mâcon, and Mason, and may refer to:André Masson (1896–1987), a French artist André Masson, a French economist Angela Masson, an American pilot and artist Antoine Masson (1636–1700), a French engraver Antoine Masson (boxer), a Belgian boxer Charles Eadie Masson (1884–1954), a Canadian amateur ice hockey right winger Charles François Philibert Masson (1762–1807), a private secretary to the future Tsar Alexander I Charles Masson (1800–1853), the pseudonym of James Lewis, a British East India Company soldier and explorer David Masson (1822–1907), a Scottish writer David I. Masson (1915–2007), a Scottish science-fiction writer and librarian, grandson of David Orme Masson David Orme Masson (1858–1937), an Australian chemist, son of David Masson David Parkes Masson (1847–1915), a wealthy banker in India and distinguished philatelist Didier Masson (1886–1950), a French pilot Diego Masson, a French conductor, composer and percussionist Don Masson, Scottish footballer Édouard Masson (1826–1875), a Canadian businessman and political figure Émile Masson (1888–1973), a Belgian professional road bicycle racer Émile Masson Jr. (1915–2011), a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, son of above Elsie Rosaline Masson (1890–1935), Australian photographer, writer and traveller, daughter of David Orme Masson Forbes Masson, a Scottish actor Francis Masson (1741–1805), a Scottish botanist and gardener Frédéric Masson (1847–1923), a French historian Gérard Masson, a French composer Jean Papire Masson (1544–1611), a French scholar Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, a writer on Freudian psychoanalysis Joseph Masson (1791–1847), a Canadian businessman Laetitia Masson, a French film director and screenwriter Maxime Masson (1867–1960), pastor for 52 years at the Catholic parish of Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada Paul-Marie Masson (1882–1954), French composer and musicologist Paul Masson (1859–1940), a pioneer of California viticulture Paul Masson (1876–1944), a French cyclist and 1896 Summer Olympian Robert le Masson (1365–1443), a supporter of Joan of Arc Louis-Rodrigue Masson (1833–1903), a Canadian politician Sophie Masson, a French-Australian author Suzanne Masson (1901–1943), a French resistance fighter Thomas Lansing Masson (1866–1934), an American anthropologist, editor and author
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