When John Mason was born on 10 May 1767, in Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Mason Jr., was 27 and his mother, Ann Barras, was 25.
English: occupational name from Middle English masoun ‘mason, stone worker, builder in stone’ (Old Central French maçon, masson). A Middle English form machun (derived from Old French machun) gives rise to Machin and its variants. See also Mayson . Stonemasonry was a hugely important craft in the Middle Ages.
Italian (Veneto): variant of Masone .
Altered form of French Masson .