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Stephenson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Danish Norwegian and North German Steffensen or Stephensen . Compare Stevenson English (Durham): variant of Stevenson .

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


Similar surnames: Stephensen, Stevenson, Stepherson, Steenson, Stephens, Steffenson

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Where is the Stephenson family from?

You can see how Stephenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stephenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stephenson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 97 Stephenson families living in Ohio. This was about 13% of all the recorded Stephenson's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stephenson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stephenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stephenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stephenson. 18% of Stephenson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Stephenson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stephenson were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 528,000 census records available for the last name Stephenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stephenson 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 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Stephenson. 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 69,000 military records available for the last name Stephenson. For the veterans among your Stephenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stephenson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stephenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stephenson in 1941 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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