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Origins of the Stephens surname

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About the Stephenses

We have a total number of 205724 records for people with the last name Stephens.

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Where do most Stephenses live?

In 1921, most Stephenses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Stephenses

How common is your surname?

213th most common surname in the UK

We have 171,000 records for the Stephens surname. The oldest one dates back to 1524.

Who were Stephenses most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Stephenses.

What are the most common Stephens first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Stephens family members

Common jobs for Stephenses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Stephenses in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Stephenses in 1921


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer


Coal Miner


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