Seneschal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Seneschal family

The surname Seneschal 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 Seneschal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seneschal research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1222, 1243, 1510 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Seneschal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seneschal Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Seneschal family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Seneschal family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print


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