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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Basye, a pet form of the biblical name Bath Sheba under the influence of Polish Basia, a pet form of Barbara.
  • French : from bassin ‘small basin’, ‘ladle’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such vessels.

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