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Steeb Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German steb(e) ‘dust’, probably denoting a miller. Compare Staub.

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


Similar surnames: Steer, Steeby, Staub, Stieb, Steeg, Stern, Strebe, Stier, Stetz

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Where is the Steeb family from?

You can see how Steeb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steeb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Steeb families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Steeb families living in Michigan. This was about 37% of all the recorded Steeb's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Steeb families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steeb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steeb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steeb. 22% of Steeb men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Steeb women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steeb were Salesman and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembler
    25%
  • Music Teacher
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steeb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steeb 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 711 immigration records available for the last name Steeb. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Steeb. For the veterans among your Steeb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steeb lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Steeb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Steeb in 1945 was 31, and 67 in 2004.

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