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Origins of the Basterfield surname

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About the Basterfields

We have a total number of 1785 records for people with the last name Basterfield.

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Where do most Basterfields live?

In 1921, most Basterfields lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Basterfields

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We have 1,640 records for the Basterfield surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Basterfields most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Basterfield first names?

  • William
  • James
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Basterfields

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Basterfields in 1921
Nail Maker






General Servant Domestic


Spike Nail Maker


Common Male occupations for Basterfields in 1921


Nail Maker


General Labourer






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