Senft Family History

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Senft Name Meaning

nickname for a helpful or friendly person, from Middle High German senfte ‘soft’, ‘accommodating’. variant of Senf.

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

Similar surnames: Sanft, Senf, Senne, Ranft, Sundt, Senff, Fendt, Seif, Sant, Senk

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Senft Family Origin

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Senft Family Occupations

What did your Senft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Senft family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Senft. The most common Senft occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Senft's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Senft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Senft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senft 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Senft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Senft. For the veterans among your Senft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Senft Life Expectancy

What is the average Senft lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Senft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Senft in 1952 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Senft 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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