Show ContentsBazemore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Bazemore was first used in Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Bazemore family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Bazemore was an occupational name for a fine collector. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Bazemore was derived from the German word buoze, which means fine.

Early Origins of the Bazemore family

The surname Bazemore was first found in Austria, where the name Bez made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early of Europe. The name Bez became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as various groups sought to maximize their power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Bazemore family

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Bazemore Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bazemore include Bez, Bezz, Bezze, Beze, Bes, Bese, Baz, Baez, Bazz, Baezz, Bazze, Baezze, Baze, Baeze, Bas, Baes, Base, Baese, Bezer and many more.

Early Notables of the Bazemore family (pre 1700)

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Bazemore Ranking

In the United States, the name Bazemore is the 8,225th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Bazemore migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bazemore were

Bazemore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James D. Bazemore, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1921
  • James D. Bazemore, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1921 from Naples, Italy [2]
  • J. D Bazemore, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Maine" from Hull, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bazemore (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth Lamont "Kent" Bazemore Jr. (b. 1989), American professional basketball player on Facebook