My gg grandfather Gustavus Steilkie was born in Germany around 1820 and had immigrated to Talbot County, MD, by the mid-19th century. Other than in relatives descended from his children, I've NEVER heard of this surname or found it in any source I've checked, both in the U.S. and Germany. Is our family name "Steilkie" UNIQUE? "Steile" and "Steinke" are the closest surnames I've encountered thus far. I'd greatly appreciate any info/insights from the "Steiles" out there!