Basden Family History

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Basden Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It may be a variant of Bastin, or a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Compare Baisden.

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

Similar surnames: Baisden, Wasden, Baysden, Barden, Bawden, Bowden, Masden, Bandel

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Basden Family Origin

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Basden Family Occupations

What did your Basden ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Basden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Basden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basden. A less common occupation for the Basden family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm

  • Farm Hand


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

Basden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Basden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basden 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Basden. 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 Basden. For the veterans among your Basden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basden Life Expectancy

What is the average Basden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Basden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Basden in 1945 was 25, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basden 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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