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Stephans Name Meaning

English: variant of Stevens . Probably an Americanized form of North German Steffans a patronymic from Steffan or of its cognate Steffens .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stephani, Stephan, Stephanus, Stephens, Stephany, Stephen, Stevens

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Where is the Stephans family from?

You can see how Stephans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stephans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stephans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 40 Stephans families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Stephans's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stephans families in 1911.
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What did your Stephans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stephans. 18% of Stephans men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Stephans women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stephans were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Stephans. For the veterans among your Stephans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stephans lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Stephans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stephans in 1956 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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