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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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Where is the Baskett family from?

You can see how Baskett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baskett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baskett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Baskett families living in Kentucky. This was about 38% of all the recorded Baskett's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Baskett families in 1840.
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What did your Baskett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baskett. 26% of Baskett men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Baskett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baskett were Farming and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
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What is the average Baskett lifespan?

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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