The surname Basin is derived from the French given name Basil. Basil is derived from the ancient Greek given name Basileios, meaning royal. In some cases the name may also be of occupational
derivation, stemming from the word bombasin, which was a kind of cotton cloth. In such a case the name would have referred to a maker or seller of such cloth.
Early Origins of the Basin family
The surname Basin was first found in Poitou, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.
Early History of the Basin family
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Basin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bazinet, Bazenet, Bazenerie, Bazin, Basin, Bazaine, Bazine and many more.
Early Notables of the Basin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was the family branch of Bazin de Jessey; Jacques Bazin de Jessey, the Lord of Bintinaye and lawyer for the parliament of Brittany
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Migration of the Basin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Bazin, who settled in Quebec from Lisieux in 1670; Barbara Bazin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751; John Bazin, who opted for Mobile County, Alabama in 1840.