When Elijah Steele was born on 1 November 1795, in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, Matthew Millard Steele, was 33 and his mother, Lydia Pratt, was 33. He died on 1 November 1795, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English stel(e) ‘steel’, perhaps used for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or for a foundry worker.
English: variant of Stile .
Scottish: habitational name from one or more of the places called Steel(e) or Steill in Ayrshire, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from Scots steel ‘steep bank, spur of a ridge’.
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