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Bas Family History

Bas Name Meaning

Basque: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Basque baso ‘wood’. Catalan: habitational name from a place so named in the Catalan district of La Garrotxa, Catalonia. Slovenian (Baš): from a medieval short form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian).

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


Similar surnames: Basa, Ras, Sas, Vas, Bos, Mas, Bay, Bal, Bass, Ban

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Where is the Bas family from?

You can see how Bas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Bas families living in Georgia. This was about 88% of all the recorded Bas's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bas. 38% of Bas men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bas. For the veterans among your Bas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bas lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Bas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bas in 1967 was 70, and 69 in 2004.

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