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Steve Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Stuwe a variant of Stuve . Americanized form of various surnames derived from European cognates of the English personal names Steve and Steven and also of their patronymics and other derivatives such as Greek Stefanopoulos Serbian Stević (see Stevic ) and Slovenian Štefe (from a short form of the personal name Štefan ‘Steven’). French (Stève): from the personal name Estève a regional vernacular form of Latin Stephanus (see Steven ). Native American: adoption of the English personal name Steve (short form of Steven ) as a surname.

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

Similar surnames: Esteve, Steven, Stein, Sieve, Stueve, Sauve, Steves, Stine, Stuve

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Where is the Steve family from?

You can see how Steve families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steve family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steve families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 29 Steve families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Steve's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Steve families in 1891.
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What did your Steve ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Steve. 100% of Steve 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Steve. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Steve. For the veterans among your Steve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steve lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Steve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Steve in 1960 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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