Basnight Family History

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Basnight Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Fasnacht. Perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Basnett.

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


Similar surnames: Fosnight, Hignight, Bauknight, Bright, Bast, Spight, Burright

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Basnight Family Origin

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Basnight Family Occupations

What did your Basnight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Basnight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Basnight's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Basnight family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basnight.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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Basnight Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Basnight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basnight 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Basnight. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Basnight. For the veterans among your Basnight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basnight Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Basnight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Basnight in 1941 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basnight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basnight 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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