24 April 2010

Surname Saturday-Mast

The surname Mast is German and Swiss German in origin. It has been found written Mast and Maust. The Mast side of my family originated in Guiggisberg, Canton Berne, Switzerland. Jacob Mast immigrated to America in 1737 aboard the ship 'Charming Nancy'.

The Mast's in my family tree include:

Hans(Benedict) Mast
Peter Mast
Uli Mast
Hans Mast
Jacob Mast (1705-1772)
Joseph Maust (1763-1846)
Samuel Maust (1800-1865)
David Samuel Mast (1823-1891)
Nancy Mast Graf (1871-1908)
Daisy Graf Fredrick (1892-1978)


  1. my line goes all the way to samuel. Then mine changes to christian, jonathan, george levi elmer, harris william (my grandfather) then me.

  2. Would love to find Hans (Benedict) Mast parents. Any idea?

  3. A Mast cousin! I haven't found anything on Hans parents! I keep looking though. Thank you for posting.

  4. HI! my full name is Alexandria Joelle Mast. I wish I had my family tree book with me, but I'd say we are distant cousins. My grandpa tells me that the first mast to come over to America in out family was Jacob Mast. I'd have to get my book out to see how close we are related but I love looking at my family history.

  5. Alex, I would be interested in hearing if we are from the same Jacob Mast, my Jacob was considered the immigrant Jacob and there was another Jacob that was a minister. I hope to hear more from you.

  6. Hello Brenda-
    Jacob Mast is also my great, great, great, great, great grandfather. I'm wondering if you have information further back than Hans (Benedict) Mast born 1570? My cousin traced us back to him, but no further. Laureen Snyder you can contact me at laureentreece@hotmail.com

  7. Is this thread still alive?
    I am Stan Mast
    My father Ora Mast
    My Grandpa Jacob Mast (minister)

  8. I am sorry for the delay in replying to your comment. Yes, it is still alive and I am trying to do a better job of staying on top of things. Feel free to email me at brae957atgmail.com if you would like to share notes.

  9. Kith and Kin is a genealogical book it together by the Dixon family includes listings for my branch of the Mast family. As far as I can tell, I am the last leaf on that branch. John (probably Johann) came to the US from Germany in the mid 1800s. I'm not near my computer at the moment to look up details. If you email me I will send you the link to Kith and Kin. If it's no longer on line, I can send you a digital copy.

  10. I am also related somewhere on my mom's (knox) side maybe Jacob Michael Thomas 4th grandpa but maust is in my tree

  11. The Mast/Maust family is huge. Keeping everyone straight is a tough task.

  12. Hi Brenda and Happy New Year! My father’s paternal “Grandmam” was Margaret Elizabeth Mast (1857-1930), born in Rimersberg,PA. Her line also goes back to Uli and I recently saved a post on Ancestry from a publication called “The Historian, Vol. 16, No. 4, dated October 2004. The title of the article was “Notes on the Family of Jacob Mast, immigrant of 1737.” This article traces back to Benedikt Mast (b. 1570 or 1580) in Guggisberg, Switzerland and married twice (1) Elsa Alben (b. Abt. 1565; and (2) Anna Awahlen, (b. Abt. 1574). My email is cleaearly@gmail.com. If you would like the article, I would be happy to send it to you.