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Basto Name Meaning

Portuguese (and Spanish): habitational name from one of the places named Basto in Portugal, from basto ‘dense (wood)’.

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

Similar surnames: Busto, Bastos, Canto, Baston, Castro, Basco, Castor, Banton, Asato

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Where is the Basto family from?

You can see how Basto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basto families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Basto family living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Basto's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Basto families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Basto. 48% of Basto men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Owner
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Basto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basto 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 Basto. 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 528 military records available for the last name Basto. For the veterans among your Basto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basto lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Basto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Basto in 1953 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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