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Steil Surname Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived on steep ground from Middle High German steil ‘steep’.

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

Similar surnames: Steig, Stein, Stell, Seil, Still, Keil, Stern, Stiehl, Beil, Reil

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Where is the Steil family from?

You can see how Steil families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steil family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steil families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Steil families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Steil's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Steil families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steil surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Steil. 60% of Steil men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Steil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steil 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 Steil. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Steil. For the veterans among your Steil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steil lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Steil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Steil in 1958 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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