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Origins of the Stephenson surname

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About the Stephensons

We have a total number of 200472 records for people with the last name Stephenson.

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Where do most Stephensons live?

In 1921, most Stephensons lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Stephensons

How common is your surname?

217th most common surname in the UK

We have 174,000 records for the Stephenson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Stephensons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Stephensons.

What are the most common Stephenson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Stephensons

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

Common Female occupations for Stephensons in 1921
Dressmaker

668

Cotton Weaver

447

General Servant Domestic

410

House Servant

359

Domestic Servant

352

Common Male occupations for Stephensons in 1921
Coal Miner

1,336

Farmer

753

General Labourer

490

Coal Miner Hewer

487

Joiner

458

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