Settles Family History

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Settles Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; presumably a variant of English Settle.

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

Similar surnames: Nettles, Buttles, Kettles, Settle, Suttles, Gentles, Bettes, Styles

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Settles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Settles name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Settles. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Settles Family Origin

Where is the Settles family from?

Settles Family Occupations

What did your Settles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Settles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Settles's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Settles. A less common occupation for the Settles family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Settles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Settles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Settles 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Settles. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Settles. For the veterans among your Settles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Settles Life Expectancy

What is the average Settles lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Settles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Settles in 1944 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Settles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Settles 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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