Stenson Family History

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Stenson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Steven. English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Steintune, later as Steineston, from the Old Norse personal name Steinn (meaning ‘stone’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Variant of Steenson 2.

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

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

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Stenson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stenson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stenson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Stenson Family Origin

Where is the Stenson family from?

Stenson Family Occupations

What did your Stenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stenson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Stenson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stenson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stenson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stenson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stenson Historical Records

What Stenson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Stenson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stenson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stenson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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