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Origin and popularity of the name BAS

Origin

Bas : 1: Catalan: habitational name from a place so named in the district of La Garrotxa Catalonia.2: Basque: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood from baso ‘wood forest’.3: Polish Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: metonymic occupational name for a musician from Polish Yiddish and Ukrainian (respectively) basbass viol violoncello’. For Jews the surname can come from any of the three languages in question as well as from German Baß.4: French: from Old French bas(se) ‘short of low stature’ (from Latin bassus ‘thickset’ i.e. wide as opposed to tall) a descriptive nickname for a short person. Compare Lebas.5: Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Sebastiaan (see Sebastian).6: Slovenian (Baš): from an old short form of the personal name Sebastjan (see Sebastian). Compare Bash.7: Turkish (Baş): ornamental name nickname or status name from baş ‘head’ also ‘chief’.8: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: nickname for someone with a deep voice from Ukrainian bas ‘deep voice’. For Jews the surname can also come from the Yiddish word with the identical meaning.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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    Variants of name BAS

    BASSE BAES BAST