Steel Family History

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Steel Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Steele. Americanization of German Stahl.

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


Similar surnames: Teel, Stehl, Stell, Seel, Stefl, Stiel, Teer, Keel, Steele, Stoel

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Steel Family Origin

Where is the Steel family from?

Steel Family Occupations

What did your Steel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Steel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Steel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Steel family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steel.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Steel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Steel Historical Records

What Steel family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Steel. 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 Card

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

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Steel Life Expectancy

What is the average Steel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Steel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Steel in 1942 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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