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Steig Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a steep track or path from Middle High German steige German Steig ‘steep path or track’. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Steig found in two places derived from Old Norse stíga ‘ascend’ denoting a steep mountain side or a hill where the farm is located.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Stein, Steil, Teig, Steeg, Steg, Stern, Streng, Feig, Stang, Selig

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Where is the Steig family from?

You can see how Steig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steig family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1871 there were 2 Steig families living in Angus. This was about 67% of all the recorded Steig's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Steig families in 1871.
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What did your Steig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steig. 42% of Steig men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Steig women worked as a Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Steig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steig 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Steig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 599 military records available for the last name Steig. For the veterans among your Steig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steig lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Steig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Steig in 1953 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

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