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Basham Family History

Basham Name Meaning
English: habitational name of uncertain origin. It may be from places in Norfolk and Suffolk called Barsham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Bar ‘wild boar’ + Old English ham ‘homestead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Basham Families

  • Number of Basham families
     87 - 172
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Basham families
     115 - 227
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Basham last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Basham Family Origin

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Basham Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Basham

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Basham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Basham census records

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Basham Civil War Service Records

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