Setter Family History
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