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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?




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What are the most common Stephenson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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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


Cotton Weaver


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Stephensons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer




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