Settlemire Family History
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Settlemire Name Meaning
North German (Oldenburg; Settelmeier): distinguishing nickname for the tenant farmer (see Meyer) of a principal farm or estate (Middle Low German sadel(hof)). South German (Sedlmair, Sedlmayr in Bavaria): distinguishing nickname for the tenant farmer (see Meyer) of an estate that was required to furnish a saddled horse (Middle High German satel, sadel ‘saddle’) in time of war.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press