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The name Base comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a short person. The surname Base is derived from the Old English words bas and basse, meaning low or short. These words ultimately stem from the Latin word bassus which means thick or heavy-set. The surname Base may also be a nickname for someone resembling a fish, or it may be a metonymic name for someone holding the occupation of fishmonger.

Base Early Origins



The surname Base was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Base Spelling Variations


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Base Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Base has undergone many spelling variations, including Bays, Base, Bayse, Baise and others.

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Base Early History


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Base Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Base research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1500 and 1579 are included under the topic Early Base History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Base Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Base Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Base Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Base were among those contributors:

Base Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Base, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Base Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Heinr Base, who landed in America in 1778
  • Bernhard Base, who landed in America in 1781

Base Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry William Base, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1846
  • Joh Base, aged 43, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Maria Base, aged 3, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Peter Base, aged 9, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Helena Base, aged 38, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Base Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Carl Base, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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Base Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Base Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Base Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 May 2014 at 13:41.

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