Last name: SENECAL

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SENECAL : This last name is indexed 112,245 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SENECAL : 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 ancient 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. Compare Senegal 2.

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