Setter Family History

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Setter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a stone- or bricklayer, from Middle English setter ‘one who lays stones or bricks in building’ (agent derivative of setten ‘to set’). English: occupational name from Old French saietier ‘silk weaver’ (an agent derivative of sayete, a kind of silk). English: from an agent derivative of Middle English setten ‘to place (decoration, on a garment or metal surface)’, probably an occupational name for an embroiderer. German: unexplained. Norwegian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Netter, Setzer, Senter, Sutter, Petter, Better, Wetter, Jetter

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Setter Family Origin

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Setter Family Occupations

What did your Setter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Setter. 28% of Setter men worked as a Builders Labourer and 76% of Setter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Setter were Incapacitated and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Plumber
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife (unpaid)
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Setter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Setter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Setter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Setter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Setter. For the veterans among your Setter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Setter Life Expectancy

What is the average Setter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Setter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Setter in 1959 was 65, and 68 in 2004.

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