Show ContentsSenter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Senter family

The surname Senter was first found in Santa Ana, (Santana) a municipality in the province of Cáceres, Spain. "A religious name from the Catholic calendar that refers to St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary. 'Hannah,' a Hebrew name, is the base of this word and means beneficial. Santa Ana is a Galician name." [1] Accordingly, the name can be found as both a forename and surname.

Today, Santana is a very popular place name found throughout Brazil, the rest of South America, Portugal and the Dominican Republic.

Early History of the Senter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Senter research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1870, 1558, 1630, 1567, 1626, 1794, 1876, 1794, 1761, 1855, 1739, 1822, 1774, 1707, 1761, 1734, 1750, 1707 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Senter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Senter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sintos, Sentis, Seintz, Santos, Sintoss, Santoz, Santoss, Santose and many more.

Early Notables of the Senter family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Senter was Father Estevao de Santana (S. Anna.), (1558-1630), from the convent of the Order of Carmelites of the Ancient Observance, a Doctor in Sacred Theology at the University of Coimbra. Diego de Santana, was a servant and steward at the Casa del sol for Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, first count of Gondomar (1567-1626). Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (1794-1876), usually known as Santa Anna or López de Santa Anna, was a Mexican politician and general. Born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Nueva España (New Spain), on 21 February 1794...
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Senter Ranking

In the United States, the name Senter is the 8,695th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Senter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Senter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Senter, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [3]
Senter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. G. Senter, aged 39, who landed in America from London, in 1892
Senter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Senter, aged 0, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Johann Senter, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Johanna Senter, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Louis Senter, aged 10, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Michael Senter, aged 2, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Senter (post 1700) +

  • William Tandy Senter (1801-1848), American politician, Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1843-45 [4]
  • William Senter, American Republican politician, Mayor of Portland, Maine, 1880-82 [4]
  • John H. Senter, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1888; U.S. Attorney for Vermont, 1894-98; Candidate for Vermont State Attorney General, 1914 [4]
  • Harry Lee Senter, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952 [4]
  • George Senter, American politician, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1859-61 [4]
  • E. W. Senter, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948 [4]
  • DeWitt Clinton Senter (1830-1898), American politician, Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate, 1867-69; Governor of Tennessee, 1869-71 [4]
  • D. H. Senter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1912 [4]


  1. ^ Woods, Richard Donovan, Spanish Surnames In The Southwestern United States G. K. Hall, 1978. Digital
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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