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Basu Name Meaning

Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu (Kayasth) name, from Bengali bošu (from Sanskrit vasu, which has many meanings including ‘wealth’, ‘gem’, ‘radiance’). It is an epithet of Shiva and of several other gods.

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

Similar surnames: Das, Babu, Bau, Bawa, Bast, Bass, Batz, Basa, Bas, Jaso

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Where is the Basu family from?

You can see how Basu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basu family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Basu families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Basu family living in Iowa. This was about 25% of all the recorded Basu's in the USA. Iowa and 3 other states had the highest population of Basu families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basu ancestors do for a living?

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


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Census Records

There are 391 census records available for the last name Basu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basu 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 746 immigration records available for the last name Basu. 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 72 military records available for the last name Basu. For the veterans among your Basu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basu lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Basu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Basu in 1968 was 57, and 69 in 2003.

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