Senecal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Senecal family

The surname Senecal was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trenthic.

"The manor of Rosenithon, [in the parish of St. Keverne] which at a remote period belonged to the family of Senechall, was afterwards in that of Serjeaux, from whom it passed by female heirs to the Veres Earls of Oxford." [1]

"The barton of Trenethick [in Wendron, Cornwall] was at an early period the property of the Seneschalls, from whom it was carried by an heiress to the family of Hill." [1]

Early History of the Senecal family

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Senecal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Senchall, Senschal, Seneschal, Seneschall, Senchell, Senskell, Senskill, Sencile and many more.

Early Notables of the Senecal family (pre 1700)

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Senecal World Ranking

In the United States, the name Senecal is the 11,956th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Senecal is ranked the 522nd most popular surname. [3] And in France, the name Senecal is the 6,229th popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [4]


United States Senecal migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Senecal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Senecal with his wife Elisabeth and daughter who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
Senecal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H.L. Senecal, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1893
Senecal Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. C.E. Senecal, aged 78, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Marie Senecal, aged 30, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1912
  • Mrs. C. A. Senecal, aged 82, who landed in America, in 1915
  • George Senecal, aged 50, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1919
  • J P Senecal, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Senecal migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Senecal Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Senecal, son of Martin and Jeanne, who married Catherine De Seine, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 15th October 1672 [5]
  • Nicolas Senecal, son of Adrien and Guillemette, who married Marie Petit, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in Boucherville, Quebec on 8th November 1683 [5]
  • Henri Senecal, son of Adrien and Jeanne, who married Catherine Poutré, daughter of André and Jeanne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 6th May 1693 [5]
  • Etienne Senecal, son of Adrien and Jeanne, who married Pétronille Millault, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Varennes, Quebec on 22nd April 1694 [5]
  • Pierre Senecal, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marguerite Pinsonneau, daughter of François and Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 4th November 1698 [5]
Senecal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Adrien Senecal, son of Adrien and Jeanne, who married Louise Bareau, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in La Prairie, Quebec on 25th May 1706 [5]
  • André Senecal, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Margeurite Boyer, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th October 1710 [5]
  • Joseph Senecal, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Anne Fouché, daughter of Louis and Hélène, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th November 1712 [5]
  • Adrien Senecal, son of Etienne and Pétronille, who married Marie-Angélique Chaput, daughter of Nicolas and Angélique, in Varennes, Quebec on 18th January 1719 [5]
  • André Senecal, son of Henri and Catherine, who married Marguerite Lalue, daughter of Léon and Marie-Françoise, in Varennes, Quebec on 25th February 1721 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Senecal (post 1700) +

  • Leo P. Senecal, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eighth Hampden District, 1923-24 [6]
  • Jacob Alan Senecal, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2012 [6]
  • Andrew G. Senecal, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Plattsburgh, New York, 1910-11; Postmaster at Plattsburgh, New York, 1914-23 [6]
  • Antonia "Toni" Senecal, American television producer and host of Toni On!
  • Father Dollard Senecal (1912-2002), Canadian Jesuit minister, founder of the magazine "Le naturaliste"
  • Louis-Adélard Senecal (1829-1887), Quebec businessman and political figure, Conservative member in the 1st Canadian Parliament


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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