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Sens Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places so called in Cher, Ille-et-Vilaine, and Saône-et-Loire, derived from an adjectival form of the Latin personal name Sancius, or Sens in Yonne, which takes its name from the Gaulish tribe of the Senones. French (Gascon): from a variant of the personal name Saint. North German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Vincens (see Vincent).

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


Similar surnames: Sans, Seng, Senne, Jens, Bens, Seno, Penso, Muns, Rens, Sem

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Where is the Sens family from?

You can see how Sens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sens family living in Iowa Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Sens's in the USA. Iowa Territory had the highest population of Sens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sens. 21% of Sens men worked as a Farmer and 47% of Sens women worked as a Farm Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sens were Farm Helper and Cook.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Helper
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Helper
    47%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sens 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sens. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sens. For the veterans among your Sens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sens lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Sens in 1954 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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