Senet Surname History

Early Origins of the Senet family

The surname Senet was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. "Descended from an honourable stock, of Norman extraction. They were possessed of lands in Ireland from the time of the Invasion, and in the county where they first found footing." [1] They claim descent from the Marquis of Lusignan, whose descendants came into England, at or soon after the Norman Conquest.

Early History of the Senet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Senet research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1344 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Senet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Senet Spelling Variations

Names were simply spelled as they sounded by medieval scribes and church officials. Therefore, during the lifetime of a single person, his name was often spelt in many different ways, explaining the many spelling variations encountered while researching the name Senet. Some of these variations included: Sinnot, Sinnott, Sinnet, Sinnett, Sinot, Sinott and many more.

Early Notables of the Senet family (pre 1700)

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United States Senet migration to the United States +

In the mid-19th century, Ireland experienced one of the worst periods in its entire history. During this decade in order to ease the pressure of the soil, which was actually depleted by the effects of the previous years' grain crops, landowners forced tenant farmers and peasants onto tiny plots of land that barely provided the basic sustenance a family required. Conditions were worsened, though, by the population of the country, which was growing fast to roughly eight million. So when the Great Potato Famine of the mid-1840s hit, starvation and diseases decimated the population. Thousands of Irish families left the country for British North America and the United States. The new immigrants were often accommodated either in the opening western frontiers or as cheap unskilled labor in the established centers. In early passenger and immigration lists there are many immigrants bearing the name Senet:

Senet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Montague Senet, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [2]
Senet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jarrick Senet, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [2]
Senet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Senet, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Senet (post 1700) +

  • David Senet, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1916 [3]


  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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