Sena Family History

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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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Sena Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sena name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sena. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Italy


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Sena Family Origin

Where is the Sena family from?

Sena Family Occupations

What did your Sena ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sena family was Farmer. Laborer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sena. The most common Sena occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Sena's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sena ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sena Historical Records

What Sena family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sena Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sena ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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