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Basso Name Meaning

Italian: in some cases from Bassus, a family name of the Republican period, from Latin bassus ‘thickset’, i.e. wide as opposed to tall; in others from a medieval nickname Basso meaning ‘short’, ‘low’, a derivative of bassus. Catalan: variant of Besso.

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

Similar surnames: Bass, Masso, Tasso, Besso, Jasso, Basa, Bisso, Nasso, Bassi, Basse

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Where is the Basso family from?

You can see how Basso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basso family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basso families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Basso family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Basso's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Basso families in 1840.
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What did your Basso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basso. 17% of Basso men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Basso women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basso were Miner and Housewife.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Packer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Basso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basso 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Basso. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Basso. For the veterans among your Basso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basso lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Basso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Basso in 1947 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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