Bassett Family History

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Bassett Name Meaning

English: from Old French basset, a diminutive of basse ‘low’, ‘short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

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

Similar surnames: Bassette, Baskett, Bissett, Gassett, Barrett, Hassett, Massett

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Bassett Family Origin

Where is the Bassett family from?

Bassett Family Occupations

What did your Bassett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bassett family was Carpenter. The most common Bassett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Bassett's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bassett.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bassett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bassett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 213,000 census records available for the last name Bassett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bassett 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Bassett. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Bassett. For the veterans among your Bassett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bassett Life Expectancy

What is the average Bassett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bassett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bassett in 1941 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bassett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bassett 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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