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Basinger Early Origins



The surname Basinger was first found in Hampshire at Basing or Old Basing as it is sometimes known. This village and parish is in the union and hundred of Basingstoke. The first listing of this Saxon place name was found in 871 when it was listed as Basengum. An Anglo-Saxon tribe was known as the Basingas and some believe that is is the true source of the village name as literally the place name means "settlement of the followers of a man called Basa." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"This place is remarkable for having been the scene of the defeat of King Ethelred I by the Danes, in 871." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Battle of Basing was on the 22nd of January in 871. "At the period of the Norman survey, Hugh de Port held fifty-five lordships in the county, of which Basing was the head" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book.

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Basinger Spelling Variations


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Basinger Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Basing, Basings, Bainges and others.

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Basinger Early History


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Basinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basinger research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1306, 1510, 1600 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Basinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Basinger or a variant listed above:

Basinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Basinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733

Basinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Percy W. Basinger, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Emma Basinger, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Nathaniel Basinger, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Basinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Basinger (post 1700)



  • Scott Basinger, American Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston
  • William Starr Basinger (1827-1910), American lawyer, Confederate States Army military officer, state legislator, and academic, 2nd President of the University of North Georgia (1886-1893)
  • Michael Basinger (b. 1951), former American NFL football player who played for the Green Bay Packers during the 1974 season
  • David Basinger, American professor of philosophy at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
  • Jeanine Basinger (b. 1936), Professor of Film Studies and Founder and Curator of The Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University
  • Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (b. 1953), Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model
  • Simon Basinger (b. 1957), French musicologist and essayist

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Basinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basinger 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.

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