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Steuer Name Meaning

German: variant of Steurer. German: occupational name for a helmsman, from Middle High German stiur ‘steer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a tax collector, from German Steuer ‘tax’, ‘impost’.

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


Similar surnames: Steer, Steurer, Steber, Speer, Stuber, Steier, Stober, Steger, Stier

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Where is the Steuer family from?

You can see how Steuer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steuer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Steuer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Steuer families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Steuer's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Steuer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steuer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steuer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steuer. 11% of Steuer men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Steuer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steuer were Carpenter and Co Proprietor.

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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

  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Co Proprietor
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steuer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steuer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Steuer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Steuer. For the veterans among your Steuer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steuer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Steuer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Steuer in 1960 was 75, and 76 in 2004.

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