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Senne Name Meaning

German: variant of Senn. German: habitational name from a place so named, for example near Bielefeld. Dutch: from the Frisian personal name Senne. French: from Old French senne ‘assembly’, ‘gathering’, or from the word in northern Middle French, which referred to a fine imposed on someone who worked on a Sunday, so this could be a nickname for someone who had had to pay such a fine. French (Senné): nickname for a wise person, from Old French sené ‘wise’, ‘sensible’. Italian: variant (plural) of Senna 2.

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


Similar surnames: Henne, Sonne, Penne, Senna, Jenner, Senn, Stone, Sens, Senner, Jenne

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Where is the Senne family from?

You can see how Senne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Senne families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 51 Senne families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Senne's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Senne families in 1880.
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What did your Senne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senne. 26% of Senne men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Senne women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senne were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Maid
    15%
  • School Teacher
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Senne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senne 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 660 immigration records available for the last name Senne. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Senne. For the veterans among your Senne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senne lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Senne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Senne in 1962 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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