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Steffenson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Danish or Norwegian Steffensen, a patronymic from the personal name Steffen (see Steven).

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


Similar surnames: Steffensen, Steenson, Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephensen, Stevens

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Where is the Steffenson family from?

You can see how Steffenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Steffenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Steffenson families living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Steffenson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Steffenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steffenson. 28% of Steffenson men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Steffenson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffenson were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steffenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steffenson 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 782 immigration records available for the last name Steffenson. 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 322 military records available for the last name Steffenson. For the veterans among your Steffenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffenson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Steffenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Steffenson in 1963 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

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