Baskerville (surname)

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Baskerville is an English surname of Anglo-Norman origin. It is believed to have been used by Norman invaders from Boscherville (Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville) and from Bacqueville (Bacqueville-en-Caux), both in Normandy, many of whom settled along the English-Welsh border. Etymologically the name is a combination of archaic Anglo-Norman French boschet (a little bush) and ville (town).

At the time of the British Census of 1881,[1] its relative frequency was highest in Herefordshire (16.2 times the British average), followed by Cheshire, Devon, Radnorshire, Oxfordshire, Brecknockshire, Cornwall, Wigtownshire, Carmarthenshire and Staffordshire. It has also been corrupted to Basketfield in some families.

The name Baskerville may refer to:

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  1. ^ "Baskerville Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk.  Retrieved 23 January 2014