Bas Name Meaning

Basque: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Basque baso ‘wood’. Catalan: habitational name from a place so named in the Catalan district of La Garrotxa, Catalonia. Slovenian (Baš): from a medieval short form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian).

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


Similar surnames: Basa, Ras, Sas, Vas, Bos, Mas, Bay, Bal, Bass, Ban

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Bas Family Origin

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Bas Family Occupations

What did your Bas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Foreman Nurseryman and Domestic Servant (paid) were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bas. 34% of Bas men worked as a Foreman Nurseryman and 25% of Bas women worked as a Domestic Servant (paid). Some less common occupations for Americans named Bas were Retired Farm Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Foreman Nurseryman
    34%
  • General Lathe Hund
    34%
  • Retired Farm Labourer
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Servant (paid)
    25%
  • Shorthand Typist 3 Langu
    25%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    25%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bas 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bas. For the veterans among your Bas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bas Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Bas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bas in 1967 was 70, and 69 in 2004.

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