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Steady Name Meaning

English: nickname for a resolute person, from Middle English stedy ‘firm’, ‘steadfast’.

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


Similar surnames: Stead, Ready, Smead, Sturdy, Stelly, Steury, Study, Stadt, Sealy

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Where is the Steady family from?

You can see how Steady families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steady family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Steady families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Steady families living in Virginia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Steady's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Steady families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steady surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steady ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Steady. 30% of Steady men worked as a Salesman. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Foreman
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Steady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steady census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 182 immigration records available for the last name Steady. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Steady. For the veterans among your Steady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steady lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Steady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Steady in 1965 was 76, and 74 in 2004.

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