Basner Family History

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Basner Name Meaning

German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Low German basen ‘to talk or behave in a nonsensical manner’. Altered spelling of German Bösner, a habitational name for someone from Bösen, a place northeast of Hannover.

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

Similar surnames: Basler, Rasner, Kasner, Banner, Buser, Bradner, Barner, Risner

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Basner Family Origin

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Basner Family Occupations

What did your Basner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Basner occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 25% of Basner's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Glassware Deal. and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basner. A less common occupation for the Basner family was Retired Minister.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Glassware Deal.

  • Grocer

  • Retired Minister


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Basner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Basner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Basner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basner 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 424 immigration records available for the last name Basner. 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 291 military records available for the last name Basner. For the veterans among your Basner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basner Life Expectancy

What is the average Basner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Basner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Basner in 1944 was 44, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basner 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.

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