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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


Similar surnames: Hattersley, Betterley, Atherley, Catterton, Catterall, Santerre

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Where is the Satterlee family from?

You can see how Satterlee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Satterlee family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Satterlee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Satterlee families living in New York. This was about 74% of all the recorded Satterlee's in USA. New York had the highest population of Satterlee families in 1840.
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What did your Satterlee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Satterlee. 20% of Satterlee men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Satterlee women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Satterlee were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 857 immigration records available for the last name Satterlee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Satterlee. For the veterans among your Satterlee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Satterlee lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Satterlee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Satterlee in 1947 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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