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Sena Family History

Sena Name Meaning

Portuguese: religious byname adopted in honor of St. Catherine of Siena (Portuguese Sena). This saint was born in 1347 at Siena in Tuscany, the daughter of a wool-dyer with the surname Benincasa, and combined her work among the poor of the city with an influential role in ecclesiastical politics.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Siena, Seda, Pena, Sens, Sen, Perna, Ueda, Sani, Senne, Dena

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Where is the Sena family from?

You can see how Sena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sena family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sena families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Sena families living in Delaware. This was 100% of all the recorded Sena's in USA. Delaware had the highest population of Sena families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sena. 34% of Sena men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Sena women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sena were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Sena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sena census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sena. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Sena. For the veterans among your Sena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sena lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sena in 1942 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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