personal name Paschalis, often abbreviated to Pask or Pascal, which means Passover. An alternative derivation suggests that the name is derived from an abbreviation of the Old French word Basque, which referred to a native of Biscay.
Early Origins of the Basket family
Dorset, where they held a family seat from about the 13th century.
Early History of the Basket family
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Basket Spelling Variations
England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Baskett, Basket, Baskit, Baskitt and others.
Early Notables of the Basket family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basket family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first North American settlers with Basket name or one of its variants:
Basket Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Basket Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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