Sensel Family History

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Sensel Name Meaning

South German: probably from a pet form of the Latin personal name Vincens (see Vincent). perhaps a variant of Swiss German Sensal or Zensel, an occupational name for a stockbroker, probably derived from Latin census ‘census’.

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

Similar surnames: Sinsel, Mengel, Hensel, Vensel, Sens, Wendel, Hengel, Pensyl, Menzel

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Sensel Family Origin

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Sensel Family Occupations

What did your Sensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sensel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sensel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sensel. A less common occupation for the Sensel family was Boating.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Boating


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sensel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sensel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sensel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sensel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 119 immigration records available for the last name Sensel. 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 Card

There are 351 military records available for the last name Sensel. For the veterans among your Sensel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sensel Life Expectancy

What is the average Sensel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sensel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sensel in 1963 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sensel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sensel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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