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Stenson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Stinson . English: habitational name from Stenson (Derbyshire) from the Old Norse personal name Steinn ‘stone’ (genitive Steinns) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Americanized form of Norwegian Stensen: patronymic from the personal name Sten from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’. This is. Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Steensen a cognate of 3 above.

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


Similar surnames: Steenson, Benson, Ostenson, Stinton, Estenson, Shenton, Stanton

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Where is the Stenson family from?

You can see how Stenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Stenson families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Stenson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stenson families in 1840.
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What did your Stenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stenson. 22% of Stenson men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Stenson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stenson were Clerk and Laundress. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Stenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stenson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Stenson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Stenson. For the veterans among your Stenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stenson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stenson in 1948 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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