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Basta Name Meaning

Albanian: perhaps a derivative of the Arabic name Basi?t ‘enlarger’ (an attribute of Allah). This name is also found in Italy, among the Albanian speakers of Calabria and Sicily.

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

Similar surnames: Asta, Basa, Bast, Bata, Batta, Nasta, Baka, Gaeta, Bacca, Bhakta

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Where is the Basta family from?

You can see how Basta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Basta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Basta families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Basta's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Basta families in 1880.
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What did your Basta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basta. 18% of Basta men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Basta women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basta were Farmer and Machine 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
  • New Worker
  • Miner
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Packer
  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Basta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basta 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 Basta. 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 965 military records available for the last name Basta. For the veterans among your Basta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basta lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Basta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Basta in 1961 was 85, and 84 in 2004.

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