Elizabeth Bassett

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Bassett was born about 1726, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Bassett, was 33 and her mother, Phebe Torbet, was -34.

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Daniel Bassett
Phebe Torbet
Zebedee Basset
Zebedse Bassett
Elizabeth Bassett
Amy Bassett
Elizabeth Basset
Hannah Basset
Mary Basset
Elijah Basset

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    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Old French basset ‘of low stature’, a diminutive of basse ‘low, short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.

    Altered form of French Bessette 1 or Besset (see Bessette 2).

    History: William Bassett (c. 1598–1667) came to Plymouth, MA, from Kent, England, in the 1620s; c. 1650 he moved to Duxbury and subesequently to Bridgewater. He had many prominent descendants, among them one of the earliest families on Martha's Vineyard. — The surname Bassett of French origin (see 2 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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