History of your Surname
Get access to Senter family records.Start a free trial

Senter Family History

Senter Name Meaning

English: occupational name, from Old French saintier ‘bell-founder’. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of belts and girdles, from Middle English ceinture, ceintere ‘girdle’.

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


Similar surnames: Center, Setter, Jenner, Sester, Senner, Denyer, Santer, Benner, Suter

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Senter family from?

You can see how Senter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Senter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Senter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Senter families living in Tennessee. This was about 26% of all the recorded Senter's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Senter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Senter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Senter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Senter. 21% of Senter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Senter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Senter were Miner and Secretary.

View Census data for Senter | Data not to scale

*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
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Senter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Senter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Senter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Senter

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Senter. 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.

View all Senter immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Senter. For the veterans among your Senter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Senter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Senter family history.

Discover More

What is the average Senter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Senter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Senter in 1946 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Senter

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Senter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial