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The distinguished surname Senn is an occupational name. It is derived from the Middle High German word "Senn," meaning "farmhand" or "milker of cows." The name was likely first borne by a farmhand, then passed down to his descendants as a surname.

Senn Early Origins



The surname Senn was first found in Northern Switzerland, where the name Senn emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the canto of Aargau. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Senn Spelling Variations


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Senn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sen, Senn and others.

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Senn Early History


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Senn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Senn research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1799, 1873, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Senn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Senn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Senn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Senn 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:

Senn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Senn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • Hans Jacob Senn, who arrived in America in 1736
  • Heini Senn, who arrived in America in 1736
  • Barbara Senn, who landed in America in 1751
  • Jacob Senn, who landed in America in 1788
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Senn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Senn, aged 7, landed in Wisconsin in 1851
  • Martin Senn, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • John Senn, who came to St. Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • John Senn, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1863
  • Anton Senn, who settled in Ohio in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Senn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Senn U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Senn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Senn (post 1700)



  • Rear Admiral Thomas Jones Senn (1871-1947), American Naval officer, recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Nicholas Senn (1844-1908), American surgeon, instructor, and founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, President of the American Medical Association (1897-1898), eponym of Senn High School in Chicago
  • Jordan Senn (b. 1984), American NFL football linebacker who plated from 2008 to 2014
  • Frank Colvin Senn (b. 1943), American pastor and liturgist of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Deborah Mandel Senn (b. 1949), American politician, 7th Washington State Insurance Commissioner (1993-2001)
  • Christian G. "Chris" Senn, American video game designer, best known for his work on Sonic X-treme
  • William Franklin "Bill" Senn (1905-1973), professional American football running back who played from 1926 to 1934
  • Chris Senn (b. 1972), American professional skateboarder, two-time world champion
  • Louis F. Senn, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Brackenridge, Pennsylvania, 1912-16
  • Margaret Senn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  11. ...

The Senn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Senn 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 13 June 2016 at 11:31.

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