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Origins of the Steele surname

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About the Steeles

We have a total number of 108537 records for people with the last name Steele.

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Where do most Steeles live?

In 1921, most Steeles lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Steeles

How common is your surname?

456th most common surname in the UK

We have 83,100 records for the Steele surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Steeles most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Steele first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Steeles

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Steeles in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Steeles in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Farm Hands




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