Bass Family History

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Bass Name Meaning

English: from Old French bas(se) ‘low’, ‘short’ (Latin bassus ‘thickset’; see Basso), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations. English: in some instances, from Middle English bace ‘bass’ (the fish), hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, of uncertain origin. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or player of bass viols, from Polish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish bas ‘bass viol’. German: see Basse.

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


Similar surnames: Vass, Biss, Pass, Buss, Wass, Fass, Basa, Bast, Lass, Boss

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Bass Family Origin

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Bass Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bass family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bass. The most common Bass occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Bass's were Farmers.

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Bass Historical Records

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Bass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Bass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bass in 1943 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bass

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