Steven Family History
Steven Name Meaning
Scottish English Dutch and North German: from the personal name Steven from Latin Stephanus Greek Stephanos ‘crown’. This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages having been borne by the first Christian martyr stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ. In North America this surname has also absorbed various cognates from other languages e.g. German Steffen German and Polish Stefan Slovenian and Slovak Štefan Hungarian István (see Istvan ) and also their patronymics and other derivatives (see Stevens ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022