Senn Family History

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Senn Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a dairy farmer, from Middle High German senne ‘dairy farmer’, ‘cheese maker’.

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

Similar surnames: Fenn, Senf, Venn, Senne, Penn, Henn, Seng, Benn, Zinn, Brenn

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Senn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Senn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Senn Family Origin

Where is the Senn family from?

Senn Family Occupations

What did your Senn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Senn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Senn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Senn family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Senn.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Senn Historical Records

What Senn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Senn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senncensus 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Senn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Senn. For the veterans among your Senn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Senn Life Expectancy

What is the average Senn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Senn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Senn in 1949 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Senn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Senn 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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