Basler Family History

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Basler Name Meaning

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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Basler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Basler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Basler. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Basler Family Origin

Where is the Basler family from?

Basler Family Occupations

What did your Basler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Basler family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basler. The most common Basler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Basler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Basler ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Basler Historical Records

What Basler family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Basler Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basler 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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