name. It is derived from the Middle High German word "Sens," meaning "farmhand" or "milker of cows." The name was likely first borne by a farmhand, then passed down to his descendants as a surname.
, 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Jacob Senn, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1736; Jacob Senn, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1788 with his wife Elizabeth and their children Ann Jacob and Jean, John Senn, who came to St.Clair County, Ill. in 1859.