Last name: STEER

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STEER : This last name is indexed 45,388 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STEER : 1: English and German: from Middle English ster(e) Middle Low German stēr ‘young bull or ox steer bullock’ hence a nickname for a truculent person or perhaps a heavily built person or a metonymic occupational name for someone who was responsible for tending cattle.2: English: nickname from Middle English stere ‘strong stout’ (Old English stere).3: English: occupational name from Middle English stere ‘steersman helmsman’ (Old English steora). Compare Stearman.4: South German: from Middle High German ster ‘ram’ probably a nickname for a hard-nosed stubborn person.

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