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Bass Family History

Bass Name Meaning
English: from Old French bas(se) ‘low’, ‘short’ (Latin bassus ‘thickset’; see Basso), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.English: in some instances, from Middle English bace ‘bass’ (the fish), hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, of uncertain origin.Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or player of bass viols, from Polish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish bas ‘bass viol’.German: see Basse.

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

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Name Distribution of Bass Families

  • Number of Bass families
     252 - 501
     85 - 251
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bass families
     458 - 914
     153 - 457
     1 - 152
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bass families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bass Family Origin

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Bass Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bass

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Bass Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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