Steerman Family History

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Steerman Name Meaning

North German (Steermann): occupational name for someone who looked after steers (see Steer). South German: occupational name for someone who raised rams (see Steer 2).

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

Similar surnames: Sturman, Stearman, Sherman, Suderman, Stellman, Stiegman, Soderman

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Steerman Family Origin

Where is the Steerman family from?

Steerman Family Occupations

What did your Steerman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Steerman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Steerman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Steerman family was Seamstress. Farmer, Keeping House and Logging were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steerman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Logging

  • Seamstress


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

Steerman Historical Records

What Steerman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Steerman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steerman 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Steerman. 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 309 military records available for the last name Steerman. For the veterans among your Steerman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Steerman Life Expectancy

What is the average Steerman lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Steerman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Steerman in 1960 was 48, and 68 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steerman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steerman 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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