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Senf Family History

Senf Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German sen(e)f ‘mustard’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in or producer of mustard or a nickname for someone with a fiery temper.

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


Similar surnames: Seif, Senn, Seng, Helf, Senft, Senk, Hanf, Zepf, Senne, Sang

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Where is the Senf family from?

You can see how Senf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senf family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Senf families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Senf family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Senf's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Senf families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senf. 20% of Senf men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Senf women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senf were Electrician and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Shipping Clerk
    10%
  • Electrician
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Senf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senf 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 679 immigration records available for the last name Senf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Senf. For the veterans among your Senf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Senf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Senf in 1962 was 72, and 94 in 2004.

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