Usage English (British)
Pronounced Pron. Mah-zorie(British English) Maz-zer-ee(British English) [key]
Other Forms FormsMazerie, Mazerye, Masrie, Maseyrie, Masry, Maserri, Musura, Mazorah, Mezorah, Masoria, Mazouria, Missouria, Missoura, Messoure, Missouri
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This name is prevelant in the Southeastern United States, especially during the 18th & 19th centuries. It seems to have a British origin, especially among Scots of Scotland, showing up in Monifieth, Scotland & Essex England c. 1630. Many Scots settled into Virginia and the Carolinas in the 18th century. It was often confused by census takers as "Missouri" due to similar pronunciation. The mistaken spelling seemed to become more prevelant on records and likely became a reasonable spelling alternative to namers. An example is Maserri Walker of Bienville, LA. Her vital record has her son spelling the name "Maserri", but most census records list "Missouri", like the state.