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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

Similar surnames: Saeger, Steer, Steber, Steuer, Steiger, Stenger, Beger, Saenger

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Where is the Steger family from?

You can see how Steger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 12 Steger families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Steger's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Steger families in 1891.
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What did your Steger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Steger. 63% of Steger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Steger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Steger. For the veterans among your Steger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steger lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Steger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Steger in 1940 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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