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Stevenson Family History

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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Where is the Stevenson family from?

You can see how Stevenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stevenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stevenson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 160 Stevenson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Stevenson's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stevenson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stevenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stevenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stevenson. 16% of Stevenson men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Stevenson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stevenson were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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