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Basler Family History

Basler Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from the city of Basel in Switzerland. from an agent derivative of Middle Low German baseln ‘to behave in a confused manner’ hence a nickname for a scatterbrained person.

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

Similar surnames: Basner, Tasler, Bosler, Hasler, Bailer, Besler, Casler, Bitler

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Where is the Basler family from?

You can see how Basler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Basler families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Basler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Basler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Basler. 22% of Basler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Basler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basler were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Basler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Basler. 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 Basler. For the veterans among your Basler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Basler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Basler in 1943 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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