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Steele Family History

Steele Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

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629,504 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
88,815 Military Records
51,560 Immigration Records
445,721 Census and Voter Lists
1,595,224 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Steele Families

  • Number of Steele families
     395 - 787
     132 - 394
     1 - 131
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Steele families
     487 - 972
     163 - 486
     1 - 162
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Steele families
     310 - 617
     104 - 309
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Steele Family Origin

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Steele Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Steele

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Steele Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Steele census records

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Steele Civil War Service Records

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