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Steele Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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


Similar surnames: Seele, Sterle, Staple, Stoebe, Skeel, Steel, Selle, Steil, Sweere

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Steele Family Origin

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Steele Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Steele occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Steele's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steele. A less common occupation for the Steele family was Carpenter.

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Steele Historical Records

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Steele Life Expectancy

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Famous Steele Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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