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Stephenson Family History

Stephenson Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen (see Steven).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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700,298 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Stephenson Families

  • Number of Stephenson families
     258 - 514
     87 - 257
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stephenson families
     2,959 - 5,915
     987 - 2,958
     1 - 986
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stephenson families
     59 - 116
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Stephenson census records

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Stephenson Family Origin

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Stephenson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Stephenson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Stephenson

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Stephenson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Stephenson census records

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Stephenson Civil War Service Records

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