Setzer Family History

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Setzer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a market inspector or possibly a tax official, Middle High German setzer, an agent derivative of Middle High German setzen ‘to set (prices)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Setzer, Yiddish zetser ‘typesetter’, ‘compositor of typography’.

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

Similar surnames: Netzer, Seltzer, Fetzer, Setter, Sitzer, Semler, Smetzer, Retzer

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Setzer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Setzer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Setzer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Setzer Family Origin

Where is the Setzer family from?

Setzer Family Occupations

What did your Setzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Setzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Setzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Setzer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Setzer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Setzer Historical Records

What Setzer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Setzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Setzer 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 Setzer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Setzer. For the veterans among your Setzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Setzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Setzer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Setzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Setzer in 1941 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Setzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Setzer 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.

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