Settle Family History

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Settle Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, so named from Old English setl ‘seat’, ‘dwelling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nettle, Kettle, Suttle, Sette, Selle, Searle, Gentle, Tuttle, Bentle

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Settle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Settle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Settle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Settle Family Origin

Where is the Settle family from?

Settle Family Occupations

What did your Settle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Settle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Settle's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Settle. A less common occupation for the Settle family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Settle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Settle Historical Records

What Settle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Settle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Settle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Settle. 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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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Settle. For the veterans among your Settle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Settle Life Expectancy

What is the average Settle lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Settle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Settle in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Settle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Settle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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