The surname Bassett is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bassett was a Norman name used for a person of small stature having devived from the Old English word bas, meaning short.
Variations: Basset, Bassit, Basett
If you are interested in the Bassett family, please visit the Bassett Family project.
Also see Bassett Family Association.