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Steck Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German stecke ‘stick rod’ hence a nickname for a tall thin man or a topographic name from a posted grazing area. German: variant of Stech Americanized form of Polish and Rusyn (from Poland) Stec or Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Štec.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stock, Speck, Stack, Stuck, Stueck, Seck, Sterk, Stich, Stein, Steig

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Where is the Steck family from?

You can see how Steck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steck families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Steck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Steck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Steck families in 1840.
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What did your Steck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steck. 15% of Steck men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Steck women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steck were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Steck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steck 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Steck. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Steck. For the veterans among your Steck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steck lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Steck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Steck in 1945 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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