Bassford Family History

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Bassford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Basford, especially the one in Staffordshire. There are others in Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. All are named with a personal name (variously Old English Beorcol and Basa, and Old Norse Barkr) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashford, Hansford, Bickford, Lunsford, Botsford, Bamford, Lansford

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Bassford Family Origin

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Bassford Family Occupations

What did your Bassford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, House Servant, Dress Maker and Brakeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bassford. A less common occupation for the Bassford family was Carpenter Joiner. The most common Bassford occupation in Canada was House Servant. 43% of Bassford's were House Servants.

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  • House Servant

  • Dress Maker

  • Brakeman

  • Carpenter Joiner


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

Bassford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bassford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bassford 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 801 immigration records available for the last name Bassford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bassford. For the veterans among your Bassford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bassford Life Expectancy

What is the average Bassford lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bassford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bassford in 1946 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bassford 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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