Basner Family History

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Basner Name Meaning

German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Low German basen ‘to talk or behave in a nonsensical manner’. Altered spelling of German Bösner, a habitational name for someone from Bösen, a place northeast of Hannover.

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

Similar surnames: Basler, Rasner, Kasner, Banner, Buser, Bradner, Barner, Risner

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Basner Family Origin

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Basner Family Occupations

What did your Basner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basner. 15% of Basner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Basner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basner were Carpenter and Checker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Accountant
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Adjuster
  • Cashier
  • Checker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Basner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Basner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 424 immigration records available for the last name Basner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 291 military records available for the last name Basner. For the veterans among your Basner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basner Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Basner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Basner in 1944 was 44, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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