Setters History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Setters is an Upper German name with roots in the southern region of Bavaria. The name is derived from the German verb "setzen," meaning "to set," and was probably first borne by someone who worked at a market or fair, setting the prices of merchandise. The Low German variation of the name, Settegast, is even more specific, meaning "one who sets the price of barley."

Early Origins of the Setters family

The surname Setters was first found in Regensburg; the first recorded bearer was Ortlieb der Setters, who lived there in 1290. The young Setters family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.

Early History of the Setters family

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Setters Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Setzer, Sezzer, Settegast, Settgast, Setter and many more.

Early Notables of the Setters family (pre 1700)

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United States Setters migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Setters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel G. Setters, (b. 1865), aged 34, English stonecutter, from Princetown, Devon, UK travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 22nd April 1899 en route to Massachusetts, USA [1]

Australia Setters migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Setters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Setters, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Setters (post 1700) +

  • Maurice Edgar Setters (1936-2020), English football player and manager

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved on Facebook