Basil Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Vasil, Basile, Bail, Babin, Basa, Bal, Basel, Bassin, Kastl, Bas

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Basil Family Origin

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Basil Family Occupations

What did your Basil ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Basil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Basil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basil 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 Basil. 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 Basil. For the veterans among your Basil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basil Life Expectancy

What is the average Basil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basil 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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