Meaning The son of Pasket, from Pask, diminutive Pasket. Probably French Basquet, a diminutive of Basque, a native of Biscay; a page or footboy, because the natives of that province were often so employed. The change from 'P' to 'B' is, as is so common in nomenclature, imitative.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 14,890 (2000 US census) 13,114 (1990 US census)
Count 1,823 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 72.19%, or 1316 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 22.33%, or 407 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.49%, or 9 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.44%, or 8 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.25%, or 41 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.3%, or 42 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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