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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Stetter family. The Stetter surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Nuremburg, where the family acquired vast feudal estates and lived in an elegant manor.

Stetter Early Origins



The surname Stetter was first found in Nuremburg, where the name Stettner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Stetter Spelling Variations


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Stetter Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Stetter include Stettner, Stetner, Stettnen, Stettiner, Stettnel, Stettnle, Stettler, Stettina, Stetter, Stettnere, Stetter and many more.

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Stetter Early History


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Stetter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stetter research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1670 is included under the topic Early Stetter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stetter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stetter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stetter 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stetter or a variant listed above:

Stetter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J W Stetter, aged 23, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • George Stetter settled in Ohio in 1850
  • Georg Stetter, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stetter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stetter (post 1700)



  • Dave Stetter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000

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Stetter Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Stetter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stetter 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 8 October 2015 at 16:26.

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