Baskett Family History

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Baskett Name Meaning

from Middle English basket ‘basket’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, or perhaps, as Reaney suggests, for someone who carried baskets of stone to a lime kiln. In some cases, it appears to have been a topographic name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a basket (who was therefore probably a basket maker). habitational name for someone from Bascote in Warwickshire, probably so named with an unattested Old English personal name Basuca + cot ‘cottage’.

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

Similar surnames: Hackett, Beckett, Barrett, Foskett, Burkett, Bassett, Hassett

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Baskett Family Origin

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Baskett Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Baskett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Baskett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baskett. A less common occupation for the Baskett family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

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  • Farming

  • Merchant


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Baskett Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Baskett Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Baskett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Baskett in 1953 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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