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Bassin Family History

Bassin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in from the Yiddish female personal name Basye a pet form of the Biblical name Bath Sheba under the influence of Polish Basia a pet form of Barbara. French: from bassin ‘small basin or ladle’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such vessels. This surname is also found in Germany. Italian (Veneto; Bassìn): from a diminutive of Basso .

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

Similar surnames: Baskin, Tassin, Haskin, Maslin, Hasson, Babin, Ballin, Tessin, Bastin

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Where is the Bassin family from?

You can see how Bassin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bassin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bassin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Bassin families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Bassin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bassin families in 1911.
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What did your Bassin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bassin. 12% of Bassin men worked as a Salesman and 30% of Bassin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bassin were Clerk and Sales Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Operator
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Sales Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bassin. 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 758 military records available for the last name Bassin. For the veterans among your Bassin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bassin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bassin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Bassin in 1960 was 30, and 85 in 2004.

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