Stevenson Family History

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Stevenson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Steven. As a North American surname, it has assimilated some European cognates such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

Similar surnames: Steenson, Stevens, Steveson, Stephenson, Stevison, Stenson

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Stevenson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stevenson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stevenson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Stevenson Family Origin

Where is the Stevenson family from?

Stevenson Family Occupations

What did your Stevenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stevenson. A less common occupation for the Stevenson family was Farming. The most common Stevenson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Stevenson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Stevenson Historical Records

What Stevenson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 692,000 census records available for the last name Stevenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stevenson 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 100,000 immigration records available for the last name Stevenson. 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 103,000 military records available for the last name Stevenson. For the veterans among your Stevenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stevenson Life Expectancy

What is the average Stevenson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stevenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Stevenson in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stevenson 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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