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Stephensen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Stephen (see Steven).

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


Similar surnames: Stephenson, Steffensen, Stephens, Steffenson, Steenson, Stevenson

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Where is the Stephensen family from?

You can see how Stephensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stephensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Stephensen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 119 Stephensen families living in North Carolina. This was about 26% of all the recorded Stephensen's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Stephensen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stephensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stephensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stephensen. 35% of Stephensen men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Stephensen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stephensen were Truck Driver and Assistant. .

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    33%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Assistant
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Stephensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stephensen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stephensen. 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 330 military records available for the last name Stephensen. For the veterans among your Stephensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stephensen lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Stephensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Stephensen in 1952 was 48, and 68 in 2004.

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