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Basse Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the places called Basse, for example near Wunstorf and Rostock. Danish: from Old Danish basse ‘wild boar’. French: from Old French basse ‘low-born’ or ‘short’ (see Bass).

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


Similar surnames: Bass, Bosse, Masse, Hasse, Banse, Fosse, Fasse, Sasse, Plasse, Nasso

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Where is the Basse family from?

You can see how Basse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Basse family living in Arkansas. This was about 33% of all the recorded Basse's in the USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Basse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basse. 17% of Basse men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Basse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basse were Salesman and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Waitress
    8%
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What Basse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Basse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Basse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Basse. For the veterans among your Basse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basse lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Basse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Basse in 1950 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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