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Basa Name Meaning

Spanish (of Basque origin): topographic name from Basque baso ‘wood’, ‘forest’. Catalan: variant spelling of Bassa, a topographic name from Catalan bassa ‘pool’, ‘pond’. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Basa, or from Bazsa, a pet form of the ecclesiastical name Bazsil, from Greek Basileios (see Basil). In some cases the Hungarian family name could be a derivative of the Turkish basa (see Basha), probably as a nickname for a self-important person or someone who had dealings with the Turkish authorities or occupying forces. Polish: metonymic occupational name for a musician, from basa, dialect form of basy ‘musical instrument’. Balkan (Muslim): variant of Turkish Pasha.

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

Similar surnames: Bara, Bala, Bas, Baksa, Bass, Baca, Casa, Asa, Baba, Busa

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Where is the Basa family from?

You can see how Basa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Basa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Basa families living in Minnesota. This was about 30% of all the recorded Basa's in the USA. Minnesota and 1 other state had the highest population of Basa families in 1880.
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What did your Basa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basa. 33% of Basa men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Basa. 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 572 military records available for the last name Basa. For the veterans among your Basa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basa lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Basa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Basa in 1949 was 21, and 72 in 2003.

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