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Basinger Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German or German Bösiger or Bösinger:: habitational name for someone from either of two places in Württemberg named Bösingen (near Freudenstadt and Rottweil). patronymic from an ancient Germanic personal name beginning with the element Bos-. Compare Baysinger .

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


Similar surnames: Dasinger, Avinger, Wasinger, Bedinger, Budinger, Baldinger, Ensinger

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Where is the Basinger family from?

You can see how Basinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Basinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Basinger families living in Tennessee. This was about 32% of all the recorded Basinger's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Basinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Basinger. 18% of Basinger men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Basinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basinger were Salesman and Helper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Helper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Basinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 615 immigration records available for the last name Basinger. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Basinger. For the veterans among your Basinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basinger lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Basinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Basinger in 1952 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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