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The German surname Setzer 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."

Setzer Early Origins



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

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Setzer Spelling Variations


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Setzer Spelling Variations



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

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Setzer Early History


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Setzer Early History



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

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Setzer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Setzer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Setzer 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:

Setzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Setzer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Setzer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Otto Setzer, who landed in America in 1856

Setzer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Achse Setzer, aged 17, who settled in America from Russia, in 1904
  • Cipe Setzer, aged 28, who landed in America from Unien, Russia, in 1911
  • Anna Setzer, aged 24, who landed in America from Wallduren, Germany, in 1913
  • Barneh Setzer, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Krakan, Austria, in 1913
  • Chancie Setzer, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Turiszma, Hungary, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Setzer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Setzer (post 1700)



  • Matthew Setzer, American musician, composer, and music technologist
  • Arlene Setzer, former American Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Dennis Setzer (b. 1960), American NASCAR driver
  • Mitchell Smith Setzer, Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Brian Setzer (b. 1959), American rockabilly musician from Long Island, founder of the "Stray Cats"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Setzer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Setzer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 22:00.

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