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Settle Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Settle (Yorkshire) from Old English setl ‘abode dwelling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nettle, Kettle, Suttle, Sette, Selle, Searle, Gentle, Tuttle, Bentle

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Where is the Settle family from?

You can see how Settle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Settle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Settle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Settle families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 54% of all the recorded Settle's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Settle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Settle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Settle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Settle. 38% of Settle men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Settle women worked as a Servant. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Settle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Settle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Settle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Settle. For the veterans among your Settle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Settle lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Settle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Settle in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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