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

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Basel Family Origin

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Basel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Shoe Maker

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Source: Census data for Basel | Data not to scale

Basel Historical Records

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Basel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basel

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