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Bassett Name Meaning

English: from Old French basset, a diminutive of basse ‘low’, ‘short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

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


Similar surnames: Bassette, Baskett, Bissett, Gassett, Barrett, Hassett, Massett

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Bassett Family Origin

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Bassett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bassett family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bassett. The most common Bassett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Bassett's were Farmers.

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Bassett Historical Records

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Bassett Life Expectancy

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