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Senay Family History

Senay Name Meaning

Altered form of French Senet (see Seney ). The surname Senay which is a variant of Seney and hence probably a cognate of Senet is also found in France (mainly Seine-Maritime).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Senne, Seney, Sens, Snay, Songy, Seda, Sevy, Benac, Senft, Tebay

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Where is the Senay family from?

You can see how Senay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senay family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Senay families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 8 Senay families living in Connecticut. This was about 44% of all the recorded Senay's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Senay families in 1880.
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What did your Senay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Senay. 30% of Senay men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Senay women worked as a Nurse. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Senay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senay 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 354 immigration records available for the last name Senay. 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 363 military records available for the last name Senay. For the veterans among your Senay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senay lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Senay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Senay in 1958 was 59, and 65 in 2004.

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