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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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Where is the Sensel family from?

You can see how Sensel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sensel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Sensel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Sensel family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sensel's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Sensel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sensel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sensel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sensel. 33% of Sensel men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Sensel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sensel were Labor and Housekeeper.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    56%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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What Sensel family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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