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Stephens Name Meaning

English: variant of Stevens .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Stephen, Stephenson, Stephans, Stephensen, Stevens, Stephani, Steven

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Where is the Stephens family from?

You can see how Stephens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stephens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stephens families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 888 Stephens families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Stephens's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stephens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stephens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stephens ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Stephens. 34% of Stephens men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Stephens women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stephens were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 853,000 census records available for the last name Stephens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stephens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 127,000 immigration records available for the last name Stephens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 148,000 military records available for the last name Stephens. For the veterans among your Stephens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stephens lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stephens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stephens in 1941 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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