Stephens Family History

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Stephens Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Stephen (see Steven).

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

Similar surnames: Stephen, Stephenson, Stephans, Stephensen, Stevens, Stephani, Steven

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Stephens Family Origin

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Stephens Family Occupations

What did your Stephens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stephens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Stephens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stephens family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stephens.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Stephens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stephens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stephens 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Stephens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stephens. For the veterans among your Stephens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stephens Life Expectancy

What is the average Stephens lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stephens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stephens in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stephens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stephens 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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