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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mcmaster

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  • A user from New York, United States says the name Mcmaster is of Hopi origin and means "To never live".

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  1. United States historian who wrote a nine volume history of the people of the United States (1852-1932)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mcmaster

H. R. McMaster is a military person.


Henry McMaster is an Attorney General of South Carolina, Chairperson of the South Carolina Republican Party, and Chairperson of theSouth Carolina Republican Party. His military service ended in 1975. Henry was born on May 27th, 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina.


Lois McMaster Bujold is a science fiction and fantasy writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Lois was given the name Lois Joy McMaster on November 2nd, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.


Sherman W. McMaster is a texas ranger division and texas ranger. Sherman was born in 1853 in Rock Island, Illinois.


Andy McMaster is a rhythm, blues, pub rock (united kingdom), power pop, and pop rock singer-songwriter. He plays Piano, Organ (music), Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1965. Andy was given the name Andrew McMaster on July 27th, 1941 in Calton, Glasgow.


William McMaster was a Senator for Midland, Ontario, and Senatorfor Midland. William was born on December 24th, 1811 in County Tyrone. He left this life on September 22nd, 1887.


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Popularity of Mcmaster as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mcmaster U.S.
  White 92.19% 64.26%
  African American 3.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mcmaster

People with the last name Mcmaster are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mcmaster

  • How Popular is the name Mcmaster? As a last name Mcmaster was the 5,184th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mcmaster first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mcmaster is Tuesday, June 22nd, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Mcmaster? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mcmaster. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mcmaster: Your name in reverse order is Retsamcm. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cmesartm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mcmaster? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,744 people with the last name Mcmaster.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mcmaster? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Mcmaster as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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