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Re: where did the name Masten originate?
Posted by: Bill Goldstein Date: December 18, 2001 at 16:44:20
In Reply to: Re: where did the name Masten originate? by Ervin Marston of 196

Ervin, The earliest I can safely say John Masten showed up in Flushing Long Island, NY is 1644. I have found a John Masten who sailed from Norfolk , England, as a servant, in 1628, but can't say for certain whether it is the same guy or not.

John had a son named Cornelis who had a son named Aard, but no record of his having a son named Petrus. But there is a good chance this is where your Abraham came from. Aard was a rabid Loyalist, whose family went to Canada after the Rev. War. I can be reached directly at


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