Steger Family History
Steger Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a path or by a plank bridge from an agent derivative of Middle High German stec ‘steep path or track narrow bridge’. German: habitational name for someone from Stege or Steeg. English (Gloucestershire): variant of Stigger (see Sticker ) with Middle English lowering and lengthening of the vowel. Slovenian Czech and Slovak (Šteger): topographic name of German origin (see 1 above). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Czech variant Štegr and of Slovenian Štegar.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press