Basil Name Meaning

English and French: from a medieval personal name, ultimately from Greek Basileios ‘royal’. The name was borne by a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, regarded as one of the four Fathers of the Eastern Church; he wrote important theological works and established a rule for religious orders of monks. Various other saints are also known under these and cognate names. The popularity of Vasili as a Russian personal name is largely due to the fact that this was the ecclesiastical name of St. Vladimir (956–1015), Prince of Kiev, who was chiefly responsible for the introduction of Christianity to Russia. As an American surname, this has also absorbed some Greek, Russian, and other derivatives of Greek Vasili.

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

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Basil Family Origin

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Basil Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Basil family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basil. The most common Basil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Basil's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Basil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Basil in 1943 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basil

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