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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

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • School

    11%
  • Farmer Son

    7%
  • Fisherman

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Setter family was Fisherman. Farmer, School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Setter. The most common Setter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of Setter's were Farmers.

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Setter Life Expectancy

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