Seneca Family History

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Seneca Name Meaning

Italian (chiefly Naples): from the ancient Roman family name Seneca.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Senick, Enea, Senecal, Senese, Serena, Siena, Benes, Renew, Penza

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Seneca Family Origin

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Seneca Family Occupations

What did your Seneca ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seneca family was Laborer. Canning, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seneca. The most common Seneca occupation in the USA was Canning. 14% of Seneca's were Cannings.

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  • Canning

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Seneca ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Seneca Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seneca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seneca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Seneca. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Seneca. For the veterans among your Seneca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seneca Life Expectancy

What is the average Seneca lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seneca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Seneca in 1954 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seneca

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seneca ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Seneca Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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