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Basnett Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): from Middle English bacinet (Norman French bassinet) ‘hemispherical helmet without a visor worn under the fighting helmet; also (later) a pointed helmet with a visor’ denoting someone who wore or made headgear of this kind. The name was prominent in Dublin throughout the 16th century but is now found mainly in Liverpool England.

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


Similar surnames: Bennett, Bassett, Garnett, Carnett, Hassett, Barnett, Baskett

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Where is the Basnett family from?

You can see how Basnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basnett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there was 1 Basnett family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Basnett's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Basnett families in 1911.
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What did your Basnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Basnett. 54% of Basnett men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Farmers Son
    16%
  • Labourer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Basnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basnett 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 826 immigration records available for the last name Basnett. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Basnett. For the veterans among your Basnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basnett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Basnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Basnett in 1959 was 51, and 50 in 2004.

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