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Early Origins of the Basten family


The surname Basten was first found in Granada, in southern Spain. Sebastian is a masculine given name that is derived from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning "from Sebastia" and is also a surname derived from Saint Sebastian (died c. 288), an early Christian saint and martyr.

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Early History of the Basten family

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Early History of the Basten family


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Basten Spelling Variations

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Basten Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sebastian, Sebastia, Sebastiao and others.

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Early Notables of the Basten family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Basten family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Basten family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Basten family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Basten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Basten, who sailed to Maryland or Virginia as an emigrant in bondage in 1737

Basten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Basten, aged 30, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

Basten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. E. Basten, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • Elizabeth Basten, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • Ernest Basten, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • G. S. Basten, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • Rachael Basten, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Naomi" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Basten (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Basten (post 1700)


  • Alice Henrietta Gertrude Basten (1876-1955), New Zealand businesswoman and politician, recipient of the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935
  • John Basten (b. 1947), Australian judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

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