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Basson Family History

Basson Surname Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): variant of Basham . French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Basso based on the element bad (from badhuo) ‘battle’. German: of French (Huguenot) origin (see 2 above). This surname is very rare in Germany. Compare Posson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hasson, Bassin, Baston, Bisson, Basso, Masson, Kasson, Bason, Balson

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Where is the Basson family from?

You can see how Basson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 91 Basson families living in Oxfordshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Basson's in United Kingdom. Oxfordshire had the highest population of Basson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bus Conductor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Basson. 25% of Basson men worked as a Bus Conductor and 86% of Basson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basson were Police Sergeant and Household Duties. .

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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

  • Bus Conductor
    25%
  • Incapacitated
    25%
  • Builders Labourer
    17%
  • Police Sergeant
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Basson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Basson. 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 903 military records available for the last name Basson. For the veterans among your Basson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Basson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Basson in 1956 was 43, and 89 in 2004.

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