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Baskett Name Meaning

English:: from Middle English basket ‘basket’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a basket maker or perhaps for someone who carried a basket or pannier as part of his work for example carrying baskets of stone to a lime kiln. In some cases it appears to have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a basket (probably owned by a basket maker). variant of Bascott a habitational name from Bascote in Warwickshire probably so named with an unattested Old English personal name Basuca + cot ‘cottage’. possibly from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Basket which could have been a pet form of Base (see Bass ) + the Picard and Flemish double diminutive hypocoristic suffix -ket. Compare Bosket .

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


Similar surnames: Hackett, Beckett, Barrett, Foskett, Burkett, Bassett, Hassett

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Where is the Baskett family from?

You can see how Baskett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baskett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baskett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 88 Baskett families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Baskett's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Baskett families in 1891.
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What did your Baskett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Baskett. 16% of Baskett men worked as a Builders Labourer and 79% of Baskett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baskett were Postman and Housewife. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    16%
  • Retired
    12%
  • Postman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Baskett. For the veterans among your Baskett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baskett lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Baskett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Baskett in 1953 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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