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Origins of the Stevenson surname

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What does the name Stevenson mean?

The Stevenson surname is believed to originate in England and has been found in documents dating back as early as the 1300s. It is a patronymic name that has particular popularity in the North of England. It would have been used by a person who was the son or in the line of someone who had been named Stephen or Steven.

Alternative variations of the name Stevenson

Stevenson, Stevensone, Stephenson, Stephensone, Stepenson

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Where do most Stevensons live?

In 1921, most Stevensons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Stevensons

How common is your surname?

194th most common surname in the UK

We have 191,000 records for the Stevenson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Stevensons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Stevenson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Stevensons

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

Common Female occupations for Stevensons in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Stevensons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer






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