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The name Basse was most likely taken on by someone who was a person of small stature having derived from the Old English word bas, meaning short. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from the French word bas which has the same meaning. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Basse Early Origins



The surname Basse was first found in Leicestershire where "Bass is a Leicestershire name. Basse occurred in Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire in the 13th century. Edward Bashe held the manor of Botelers in Prittlewell parish, Essex, in the reign of Elizabeth." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Further north in Scotland, ancient records there found the name in Aberbuthenoth where "Andrew de Bas who was one of the jurors in a dispute regarding the Kirketun of Aberbuthenoth" in 1206. Apparently, he derived his name from Bass in Aberdeenshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Bass Isle is found in the parish of North Berwick, county of Haddington. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Basse Spelling Variations


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Basse 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 heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Bass, Bassin, Bassen and others.

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Basse Early History


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Basse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basse research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1653, 1725, 1698, 1699, 1851 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Basse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family at this time was William Basse (c.1583-1653), an English poet from Thame, Oxfordshire, a follower of Edmund Spenser and it best known for his eulogy he wrote about...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Basse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basse In Ireland


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Basse In Ireland



Some of the Basse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Basse arrived in North America quite early:

Basse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniell Basse, aged 35, arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Natt Basse, aged 40, arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Nathaniel Basse, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Samwell Basse, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • William Basse, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Basse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Basse, who arrived in Virginia in 1725
  • Hannah Basse, who arrived in Virginia in 1725

Basse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Lewis Basse, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Pastor Heinrich Basse settled in Texas in 1846 with his wife and five children

Basse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • W. Basse arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Basse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Basse (post 1700)



  • Maurits Basse (1868-1944), Belgian writer and teacher
  • Baron Dettmar Basse (1762-1836), diplomat during the Napoleonic wars, he emigrated to Pennsylvania where he purchased 10,000 acres in preparations of a town to be named after his daughter Zelienople
  • Fred Basse, former Adelaide Zoo Council President

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Basse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basse 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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