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Stevenson Family History

Stevenson Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Steven. As a North American surname, it has assimilated some European cognates such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

3,004,732 Historical Documents with Stevenson on Ancestry.com
842,833 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
98,656 Military Records
90,358 Immigration Records
643,555 Census and Voter Lists
1,329,330 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Stevenson Families

  • Number of Stevenson families
     523 - 1,043
     175 - 522
     1 - 174
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stevenson families
     874 - 1,746
     292 - 873
     1 - 291
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stevenson families
     1,752 - 3,501
     585 - 1,751
     1 - 584
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stevenson Family Origin

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Stevenson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Stevenson

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Stevenson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Stevenson census records

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Stevenson Civil War Service Records

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