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Basnett Family History

Basnett Name Meaning

Irish: from basynet, French bassinet, a type of hood or helmet. The name was prominent in Dublin throughout the 16th century, but is now found mainly in Liverpool, England.

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

Similar surnames: Bennett, Bassett, Garnett, Carnett, Hassett, Barnett, Baskett

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Where is the Basnett family from?

You can see how Basnett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basnett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basnett families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 180 Basnett families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Basnett's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Basnett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basnett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Basnett. 15% of Basnett men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 76% of Basnett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basnett were Railway Goods Porter and Private Means. .

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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

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Bricklayer
  • Poultry Farmer
  • Railway Goods Porter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Basnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basnett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 826 immigration records available for the last name Basnett. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Basnett. For the veterans among your Basnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basnett lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Basnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Basnett in 1959 was 51, and 50 in 2004.

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