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Steiber Family History

Steiber Name Meaning

German (Swabian): metonymic occupational name for a miller, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stouben ‘to whip up dust’.

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


Similar surnames: Steber, Steiner, Steeber, Steiger, Reiber, Treiber, Seiner, Stober

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Where is the Steiber family from?

You can see how Steiber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steiber family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Steiber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Steiber family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Steiber's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Steiber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steiber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steiber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steiber. 33% of Steiber men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Steiber women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steiber were Laborer and New Worker.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • New Worker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Steiber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steiber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 372 immigration records available for the last name Steiber. 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 Cards

There are 403 military records available for the last name Steiber. For the veterans among your Steiber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steiber lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Steiber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Steiber in 1947 was 56, and 89 in 2004.

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