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Multiple Origins for the Surname Senecal



The French family name Senecal dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a Norman name given to a seneschal, a steward or official in the household of a sovereign or great noble, to whom the administration of justice and domestic arrangements were entrusted.

Senecal Early Origins



The surname Senecal was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at Crèvecoeur in the arrondissement of Lisieux where Hamon Le Sénéchal held a strong castle that still remains in the valley of Auge. He was directly descended from Hamon-Aux-Dents, Lord of Thorigny who was killed in the battle of Val-ès-Dunes in 1045. Hamon, his nephew of the family of Crèvecoeur, was present at the battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Senecal Spelling Variations


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Senecal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sénéchal, Le Sénéchal, Sénéschal, Le Sénéschal, Sénécal, Sénégal, Sénécot, Sénécaut, Sénécaux, Seneschal and many more.

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Senecal Early History


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Senecal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Senecal research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1624 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Senecal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Senecal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Senecal Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Senecal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Marie Senecal, aged 30, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Senecal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Senecal (post 1700)



  • Antonia "Toni" Senecal, American television producer and host of Toni On!
  • Leo P. Senecal, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Eighth Hampden District, 1923-24
  • Jacob Alan Senecal, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2012
  • Andrew G. Senecal, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Plattsburgh, New York, 1910-11; Postmaster at Plattsburgh, New York, 1914-23
  • 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

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Macula Sine Macula
Motto Translation: A mark without flaw


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The Senecal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Senecal Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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