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Stedman Name Meaning

English: variant of Steadman .

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

Similar surnames: Stidman, Steedman, Sterman, Seeman, Seman, Steadman, Seaman, Todman

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Where is the Stedman family from?

You can see how Stedman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stedman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stedman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 67 Stedman families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Stedman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stedman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stedman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stedman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stedman. 16% of Stedman men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Stedman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stedman were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Stedman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stedman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Stedman. 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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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Stedman. For the veterans among your Stedman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stedman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Stedman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stedman in 1944 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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