Synonyms of settler
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colonistColonists are the people who start a colony or the people who are among the first to live in a particular colony.
• The apple was brought over here by the colonists when they came.
immigrantAn immigrant is a person who has come to live in a country from some other country. Compare emigrant.
• an illegal immigrant
pioneerPioneers are people who leave their own country or the place where they were living, and go and live in a place that has not been lived in before.
• abandoned settlements of early European pioneers
Thesaurus for settler from the Collins English Thesaurus
a person who settles in a new country or a colony