Experts believe the family name Steere dates back to around the eleventh century. Steere was originally from English origins. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Kent in 1315. This was a regular occupational term throughout the Middle Ages in Southern England, but now the name is fairly widespread around Britain. During the time of the British Empire the name spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Steere is the 1803rd most popular surname in the world. In the UK alone there are 71579 people with the surname Steere. A late 19th century Steere was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly threw him out of no less than 6 watering holes in one night. A tarnished past is evident, especially around the winter of 1913 when Charles Steere stole a vase and was sentenced to prison.
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