Bascom Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Bascom Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Boscombe (in Dorset and Wiltshire), both named with Old English bors ‘spiky plant’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Balcom, Larcom, Basham, Biscoe, Hanscom, Bossom, Baston, Rascon

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Bascom Family Origin

Where is the Bascom family from?

Bascom Family Occupations

What did your Bascom ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Brass Turner H W and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bascom. 34% of Bascom men worked as a Brass Turner H W and 40% of Bascom women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bascom were Retired (incapacitated) and Shorthand Typist

View Census data for Bascom | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Brass Turner H W
  • Incapacitated
  • Retired (incapacitated)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • state
  • Civil Servant
  • Shorthand Typist

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

Bascom Historical Records

What Bascom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bascom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bascom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bascom

Passenger List

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

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bascom. For the veterans among your Bascom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bascom military records

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

Bascom Life Expectancy

What is the average Bascom lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bascom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bascom in 1959 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bascom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bascom 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 Bascom Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name