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Basnett Name Meaning

Irish: from basynet, French bassinet, a type of hood or helmet. The name was prominent in Dublin throughout the 16th century, but is now found mainly in Liverpool, England.

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


Similar surnames: Bennett, Bassett, Garnett, Carnett, Hassett, Barnett, Baskett

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Basnett Family Origin

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Basnett Family Occupations

What did your Basnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Att At Law were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basnett. A less common occupation for the Basnett family was Blacksmith. The most common Basnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Basnett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Att At Law

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

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

Basnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Basnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basnett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Basnett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Basnett. For the veterans among your Basnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Basnett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Basnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Basnett in 1959 was 51, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basnett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basnett 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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