Senecal Family History

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Senecal Name Meaning

French (Sénécal): status name for a seneschal, an official in a large household who was responsible for overseeing day-to-day domestic arrangements, from Old French seneschal (of Germanic origin, composed of the elements sini ‘old’ + scalc ‘servant’). The seneschal of a royal or ducal household in the Middle Ages was a very powerful man indeed, often having control over the administration of justice, among other things. In some cases the surname may have originated as nickname for an officious man.

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


Similar surnames: Senegal, Senechal, Snell, Seewald, Senick, Reneau, Senay, Sendra

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Senecal Family Origin

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Senecal Family Occupations

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  • Mast Silk Weaver

    33%
  • Silk Manufr Employing 40 Hands

    33%
  • Watchmaker

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Senecal family was Watchmaker. The most common Senecal occupation in the UK was Mast Silk Weaver. 33% of Senecal's were Mast Silk Weavers. Mast Silk Weaver and Silk Manufr Employing 40 Hands were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Senecal.

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Senecal Historical Records

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Senecal Life Expectancy

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