History of your Surname
Get access to Steber family records.Start a free trial

Steber Family History

Steber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for an official before whom oaths were taken, from Middle High German stebaere (see Stabler 2).

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


Similar surnames: Stebner, Steiber, Steuer, Stuber, Stober, Steer, Seeber, Steger

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Steber family from?

You can see how Steber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Steber families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Steber's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Steber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steber. 20% of Steber men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Steber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steber were Truck Driver and Waitress.

View Census data for Steber | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    31%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Steber family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Steber

Passenger Lists

There are 534 immigration records available for the last name Steber. 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.

View all Steber immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Steber. For the veterans among your Steber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Steber military records

You've only scratched the surface of Steber family history.

Discover More

What is the average Steber lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Steber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Steber in 1954 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steber

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Steber family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial