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Stevens Family History

Stevens Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven. It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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


Similar surnames: Steven, Stevenson, Steen, Levens, Stein, Steffens, Sebens, Steve

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Where is the Stevens family from?

You can see how Stevens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stevens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stevens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 645 Stevens families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Stevens's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Stevens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stevens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stevens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stevens. 15% of Stevens men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Stevens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stevens were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Stevens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stevens 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 140,000 immigration records available for the last name Stevens. 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 223,000 military records available for the last name Stevens. For the veterans among your Stevens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stevens lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stevens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stevens in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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