Satterlee Family History
Satterlee Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Satterleigh (Devon) or Sotterley (Suffolk). The Devon placename may derive from Old English sǣtere ‘robber’ (genitive plural sǣtera) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’ while the Suffolk placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English lēah. It is claimed that the modern Devon surname (not the placename) arose by migration from Suffolk. This surname is now rare in Britain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press