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Settles Name Meaning

English: variant of Settle with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Nettles, Buttles, Kettles, Settle, Suttles, Gentles, Bettes, Styles

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Where is the Settles family from?

You can see how Settles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Settles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Settles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Settles families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Settles's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Settles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Settles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Settles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Settles. 28% of Settles men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Settles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Settles were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housework
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Settles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Settles 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Settles. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Settles. For the veterans among your Settles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Settles lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Settles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Settles in 1944 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

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