Baskett Family History
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