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Bas Surname Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from a place so named in the district of La Garrotxa Catalonia. Basque: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood from baso ‘wood forest’. Polish Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: metonymic occupational name for a musician from Polish Yiddish and Ukrainian (respectively) bas ‘bass viol violoncello’. For Jews the surname can come from any of the three languages in question as well as from German Baß. French: from Old French bas(se) ‘short of low stature’ (from Latin bassus ‘thickset’ i.e. wide as opposed to tall) a descriptive nickname for a short person. Compare Lebas . Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Sebastiaan (see Sebastian ). Slovenian (Baš): from an old short form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian ). Compare Bash .7: Turkish (Baş): ornamental name nickname or status name from baş ‘head’ also ‘chief’.8: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: nickname for someone with a deep voice from Ukrainian bas ‘deep voice’. For Jews the surname can also come from the Yiddish word with the identical meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Basa, Ras, Sas, Vas, Bos, Mas, Bay, Bal, Bass, Ban

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You can see how Bas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Bas families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Bas's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bas families in 1891.
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What did your Bas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bas. 67% of Bas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bas. For the veterans among your Bas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bas lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Bas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bas in 1967 was 70, and 69 in 2004.

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