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Bassano Name Meaning

also Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from any of numerous places in northeastern and central Italy named with this word, including Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), Bassano Bresciano (Brescia), San Bassano (Cremona), and Bassano Romano (Viterbo), which had a large Jewish community. from the personal name Bassano, a derivative of basso ‘low’, ‘short in stature’, Latin bassus ‘thickset’ (see Basso). The name was popularized by the cult of St. Bassano, a contemporary of St. Ambrose of Milan.

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

Similar surnames: Cassano, Castano, Basso, Cassino, Bazzano, Massaro, Balsam, Cassaro

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Where is the Bassano family from?

You can see how Bassano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bassano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bassano families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bassano family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Bassano's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Bassano families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bassano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bassano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bassano. 40% of Bassano men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bassano women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bassano were Driver and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Barber
  • Salesman
  • Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
  • Housewife
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bassano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bassano 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Bassano. 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 793 military records available for the last name Bassano. For the veterans among your Bassano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bassano lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bassano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bassano in 1954 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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