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Early Origins of the Settle family


The surname Settle was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Settle held by Norman noble Roger le Poitvan who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Settle is a charming town on the River Ribble.

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Early History of the Settle family

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Early History of the Settle family


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Settle Spelling Variations

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Settle Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Settle, Settles, Settel, Settels and others.

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Early Notables of the Settle family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Settle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Settle family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Settle family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Settle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Judith Settle, who settled in Virginia in 1641
  • Judith Settle, who landed in Virginia in 1641 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Fran Settle, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Fran Settle, who settled in Virginia in 1657
  • John Settle, who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Settle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samawiele Settle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Settle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Settle, who settled in New York, NY in 1822
  • Edwin B. Settle, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1838
  • John A. Settle, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1838
  • Jacob Settle, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1868

Settle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Settle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Settle (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Settle (post 1700)


  • Thomas Settle III (1865-1919), American politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina from 18931897
  • Thomas Settle II (1831-1888), American judge and politician in North Carolina
  • Thomas Settle I (1789-1857), American politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina from 18171821
  • Mike Settle (b. 1941), American musician and journalist
  • Matthew Settle (b. 1969), American actor
  • Mary Lee Settle (1918-2005), American writer, winner of the National Book Award
  • Evan E. Settle (1848-1899), American politician from Kentucky
  • John R Settle (b. 1965), former professional American football player
  • Jimmy Settle (b. 1874), English footballer

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Historic Events for the Settle family

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Historic Events for the Settle family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Vincent Settle, English 1st Class Cabin Bed Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Settle

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Suggested Readings for the name Settle


  • The Settle-Suttle Family by William Emmet Reese.

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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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