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Senna Family History

Senna Name Meaning

habitational name from Senna Comasco or Senna Lodigiana in Lombardy, possibly taking their names from an Etruscan personal name, Semna. possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a cassia plant, senna, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a herbalist. possibly from a feminine form of the male personal name Senno, a short form of a personal name formed with this suffix, such as Bonsenno.

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


Similar surnames: Penna, Menna, Senne, Sens, Sanna, Benn, Penne, Sella, Fenn, Denny

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Where is the Senna family from?

You can see how Senna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Senna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Senna families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Senna's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Senna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senna. 25% of Senna men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Senna women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senna were Cook and Housework.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Cook
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    18%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Senna. 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 678 military records available for the last name Senna. For the veterans among your Senna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Senna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Senna in 1955 was 61, and 83 in 2004.

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