Senecal Family History

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Senecal Name Meaning

French (Sénécal): status name for a seneschal, an official in a large household who was responsible for overseeing day-to-day domestic arrangements, from Old French seneschal (of Germanic origin, composed of the elements sini ‘old’ + scalc ‘servant’). The seneschal of a royal or ducal household in the Middle Ages was a very powerful man indeed, often having control over the administration of justice, among other things. In some cases the surname may have originated as nickname for an officious man.

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


Similar surnames: Senegal, Senechal, Snell, Seewald, Senick, Reneau, Senay, Sendra

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Senecal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Senecal name?

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

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  • France

    31%

  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Senecal Family Origin

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Senecal Family Occupations

What did your Senecal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Senecal family was Baker. Laborer, Stone Mason and Glass Blower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Senecal. The most common Senecal occupation in the USA was Laborer. 12% of Senecal's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    12%
  • Stone Mason

    9%
  • Glass Blower

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

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

Senecal Historical Records

What Senecal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Senecal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senecal 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Senecal. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Senecal. For the veterans among your Senecal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Senecal Life Expectancy

What is the average Senecal lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Senecal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Senecal in 1951 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Senecal 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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