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Senft Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Where is the Senft family from?

You can see how Senft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senft family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Senft families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Senft families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Senft's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Senft families in 1840.
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What did your Senft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Senft. 15% of Senft men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Senft women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senft were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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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