Steer Name Meaning

English (mainly Devon) and German: from Middle English steer, Middle Low German ster ‘bullock’, hence a nickname for a truculent person or a metonymic occupational name for someone who was responsible for tending cattle. South German: from Middle High German ster ‘ram’, probably a nickname for a hard-nosed, stubborn person.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Stier, Stehr, Steuer, Styer, Steen, Steeb, Steeg, Stober

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Steer Family Origin

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Steer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Stone Cutter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Steer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Steer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steer. A less common occupation for the Steer family was Stone Cutter.

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Steer Historical Records

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Steer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Steer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Steer in 1954 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steer

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