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Stevens Surname Meaning

English (London) Flemish Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates e.g. Greek Stefanidis Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ) Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Steven, Stevenson, Steen, Levens, Stein, Steffens, Sebens, Steve

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Where is the Stevens family from?

You can see how Stevens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stevens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stevens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 645 Stevens families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Stevens's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stevens families in 1840.
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What did your Stevens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stevens. 15% of Stevens men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Stevens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stevens were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 140,000 immigration records available for the last name Stevens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 223,000 military records available for the last name Stevens. For the veterans among your Stevens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stevens lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stevens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stevens in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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