Baskette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Baskette began when it was derived from the Latin 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 Baskette family

The surname Baskette was first found in the Isle of Wight and Dorset, where they held a family seat from about the 13th century.

Early History of the Baskette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baskette research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1500, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Baskette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baskette Spelling Variations

Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in 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 Baskette family (pre 1700)

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United States Baskette migration to the United States +

Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Baskette surname were:

Baskette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mellie Baskette, aged 40, who immigrated to Columbus, Ohio in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Baskette (post 1700) +

  • James Blaine "Jim" Baskette (1887-1942), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Naps from 1911 to 1913
  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette, American contemporary music producer
  • William James "Billy" Baskette (1884-1949), American pianist and composer, best known for his song "Good Bye Broadway, Hello France" on Facebook
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