Basa Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Basa Name Meaning

Spanish (of Basque origin): topographic name from Basque baso ‘wood’, ‘forest’. Catalan: variant spelling of Bassa, a topographic name from Catalan bassa ‘pool’, ‘pond’. Hungarian: from the old secular personal name Basa, or from Bazsa, a pet form of the ecclesiastical name Bazsil, from Greek Basileios (see Basil). In some cases the Hungarian family name could be a derivative of the Turkish basa (see Basha), probably as a nickname for a self-important person or someone who had dealings with the Turkish authorities or occupying forces. Polish: metonymic occupational name for a musician, from basa, dialect form of basy ‘musical instrument’. Balkan (Muslim): variant of Turkish Pasha.

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

Similar surnames: Bara, Bala, Bas, Baksa, Bass, Baca, Casa, Asa, Baba, Busa

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Basa Family Origin

Where is the Basa family from?

Basa Family Occupations

What did your Basa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basa. 33% of Basa men worked as a Laborer

View Census data for Basa | Data not to scale

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher

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

Basa Historical Records

What Basa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Basa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Basa

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Basa. 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.

View all Basa immigration records

Draft Card

There are 572 military records available for the last name Basa. For the veterans among your Basa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Basa military records

You've only scratched the surface of Basa family history.

Basa Life Expectancy

What is the average Basa lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Basa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Basa in 1949 was 21, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basa 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.

Famous Basa Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial