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Steenson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from Steen (reduced form of Steven). Americanized spelling of Steensen, Stensen, Norwegian and Danish patronymics from Sten, a personal name derived from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’.

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


Similar surnames: Stenson, Steensen, Stevenson, Stenerson, Ostenson, Steffenson

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Where is the Steenson family from?

You can see how Steenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Steenson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 35 Steenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 39% of all the recorded Steenson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Steenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steenson. 22% of Steenson men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Steenson women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steenson were Manager and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Steenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steenson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Steenson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Steenson. For the veterans among your Steenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steenson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Steenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Steenson in 1959 was 71, and 84 in 2004.

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