Steele Family History
Steele Name Meaning
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English stel(e) ‘steel’ perhaps used for someone considered as hard and durable as steel or for a foundry worker. English: variant of Stile . Scottish: habitational name from one or more of the places called Steel(e) or Steill in Ayrshire Berwickshire and Dumfriesshire from Scots steel ‘steep bank spur of a ridge’. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Stahl or Stahle and Swedish Ståhl Stål or Ståhle all meaning ‘steel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022