Basel Family History

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Basel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from the Swiss city of Basel. from a short form of Germanic personal names formed with Old High German ber ‘bear’ (the animal) or Old Norse bodh ‘battle’. from a pet form, Božel, from Slavic Božidar ‘gift of God’.

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


Similar surnames: Babel, Fasel, Brasel, Masel, Gabel, Hamel, Axel, Bandel, Basil, Basa

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Basel Family Origin

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Basel Family Occupations

What did your Basel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basel. The most common Basel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Basel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Basel family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Shoe Maker

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Basel Historical Records

What Basel family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Basel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Basel. 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 Basel. For the veterans among your Basel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basel Life Expectancy

What is the average Basel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Basel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Basel in 1955 was 64, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basel 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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