Stephen Family History

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Stephen Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the personal name Stephen, variant spelling of Steven.

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

Similar surnames: Stephens, Steven, Stephan, Stephans, Stephani, Steffen, Steen, Tippen

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Stephen Family Origin

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Stephen Family Occupations

What did your Stephen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stephen family was Keeping House. The most common Stephen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Stephen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stephen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Stephen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Stephen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stephen 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Stephen. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Stephen. For the veterans among your Stephen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stephen Life Expectancy

What is the average Stephen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Stephen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stephen in 1950 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stephen 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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