Setter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name Setter comes from when the family resided in the ancient chapelry of Satterthwaite found near Hawkeshead in Lancashire. This surname was originally derived from the Old English elements soetr meaning shield and pveit meaning pasture. [1]

Early Origins of the Setter family

The surname Setter was first found in Cumbria at Satterthwaite, historically in Lancashire. The village dates back to at least 1336 when it was listed as Sterthwayt. [1]

Important Dates for the Setter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Setter research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Setter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Setter Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Setter include Satterthwaite, Satherthwaite, Satterthwater and many more.

Early Notables of the Setter family (pre 1700)

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Setter migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Setter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Oscar Setter, aged 55, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [2]
  • Andrew Mansell Setter, aged 41, originally from South Wales, Cardiff, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Edina Setter, aged 14, originally from South Wales, Cardiff, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [4]
  • Andrea Setter, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Mount Clay" from Hamburg, Germany [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Setter (post 1700)

  • Richard Alfred "Rick" Setter (b. 1937), former Australian politician, Member for Jingili in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1984 to 1997

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WM-HPG : 6 December 2014), Oscar Setter, 24 Jun 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W6-DY4 : 6 December 2014), Andrew Mansell Setter, 17 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W6-DYC : 6 December 2014), Edina Setter, 17 Oct 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VQ-4YS : 6 December 2014), Andrea Setter, 01 Dec 1921; citing departure port Hamburg, Germany, arrival port New York, ship name Mount Clay, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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