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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

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Steele occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Steele's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steele. A less common occupation for the Steele family was Agricultural Labourer.

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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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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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