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Senner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name from Middle High German sennære ‘alpine herdsman milker cheesemaker’.

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


Similar surnames: Seiner, Benner, Fenner, Sinner, Penner, Menner, Jenner, Spenner

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Where is the Senner family from?

You can see how Senner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Senner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Senner families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 15% of all the recorded Senner's in USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Senner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Senner. 29% of Senner men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Senner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senner were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Senner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senner 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 677 immigration records available for the last name Senner. 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 980 military records available for the last name Senner. For the veterans among your Senner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Senner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Senner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Senner in 1962 was 87, and 86 in 2004.

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