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Baskett Surname Meaning

English:: from Middle English basket ‘basket’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps for someone who carried a basket or pannier as part of his work for example carrying baskets of stone to a lime kiln. In some cases it appears to have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a basket (probably owned by a basket maker). variant of Bascott a habitational name from Bascote in Warwickshire probably so named with an unattested Old English personal name Basuca + cot ‘cottage’. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Basket which could have been a pet form of Base (see Bass ) + the Picard and Flemish double diminutive hypocoristic suffix -ket. Compare Bosket .

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

Similar surnames: Hackett, Beckett, Barrett, Foskett, Burkett, Bassett, Hassett

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You can see how Baskett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baskett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baskett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Baskett families living in Ontario. This was about 85% of all the recorded Baskett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Baskett families in 1911.
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What did your Baskett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Baskett. 100% of Baskett men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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What is the average Baskett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Baskett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Baskett in 1953 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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