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Bascom Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Boscombe (in Dorset and Wiltshire), both named with Old English bors ‘spiky plant’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Balcom, Larcom, Basham, Biscoe, Hanscom, Bossom, Baston, Rascon

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Bascom Family Origin

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Bascom Family Occupations

What did your Bascom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bascom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Bascom's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bascom family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bascom.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bascom ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bascom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bascom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bascom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bascom. 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 Card

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

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Bascom Life Expectancy

What is the average Bascom lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bascom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bascom in 1959 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bascom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bascom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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