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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."

Setters Early Origins



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.

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Setters Spelling Variations


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Setters Spelling Variations



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

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Setters Early History


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Setters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Setters research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1480, 1532, 1813, and 1890 are included under the topic Early Setters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Setters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Setters Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Setters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Setters (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Setters (post 1700)



  • Maurice Edgar Setters (b. 1936), English former football player and manager

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