Basque Family History

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Basque Name Meaning

French: ethnic name for a Basque. See Vasco.

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

Similar surnames: Bascue, Basquez, Gasque, Busque, Jacque, Vasquez, Sasse, Bosque

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Basque Family Origin

Where is the Basque family from?

Basque Family Occupations

What did your Basque ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Basque occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Basque's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Basque family was Tailor. Laborer, Cigarmaker and House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basque.

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  • Laborer

  • Cigarmaker

  • House Keeper

  • Tailor


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

Basque Historical Records

What Basque family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Basque. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basque census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Basque

Passenger List

There are 416 immigration records available for the last name Basque. 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 582 military records available for the last name Basque. For the veterans among your Basque ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basque Life Expectancy

What is the average Basque lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Basque life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Basque in 1963 was 72, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basque

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basque 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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