History of your Surname
Get access to Senn family records.Start a free trial

Senn Family History

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Senn family from?

You can see how Senn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Senn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Senn families living in South Carolina. This was about 57% of all the recorded Senn's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Senn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Senn. 18% of Senn men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Senn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senn were Salesman and Teacher. .

View Census Data for Senn | Data not to scale

*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
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Senn family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Senn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Senn

Passenger Lists

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.

View all Senn immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Senn military records

You've only scratched the surface of Senn family history

Discover More

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

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Senn family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial