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Origins of the Stevens surname

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What does the name Stevens mean?

The Stevens surname is believed to originate in England. Stevens is a patronymic surname that has been found in documents as early as the 1300s. The surname Stevens would have been given to somebody who was the son or descendant of someone named Stephen or Steven.

Alternative variations of the name Stevens

Stevens, Stephens, Stephen, Steven, Stiven

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Where do most Stevenses live?

In 1921, most Stevenses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Stevenses

How common is your surname?

98th most common surname in the UK

We have 326,000 records for the Stevens surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Stevenses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Stevens first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Stevenses

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

Common Female occupations for Stevenses in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Stevenses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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