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Bassinger Name Meaning

Variant of Bessinger or Basinger surnames of German or Swiss German origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kassinger, Baysinger, Bessinger, Balsinger, Basinger, Messinger

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Where is the Bassinger family from?

You can see how Bassinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bassinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bassinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Bassinger families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bassinger's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bassinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bassinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bassinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bassinger. 24% of Bassinger men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Bassinger women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bassinger were New Worker and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
    24%
  • Inspector
    18%
  • Cashier
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bassinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bassinger 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Bassinger. 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 643 military records available for the last name Bassinger. For the veterans among your Bassinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bassinger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bassinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bassinger in 1955 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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