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Steven Family History

Steven Surname Meaning

Scottish English Dutch and North German: from the personal name Steven from Latin Stephanus Greek Stephanos ‘crown’. This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages having been borne by the first Christian martyr stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ. In North America this surname has also absorbed various cognates from other languages e.g. German Steffen German and Polish Stefan Slovenian and Slovak Štefan Hungarian István (see Istvan ) and also their patronymics and other derivatives (see Stevens ).

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

Similar surnames: Stevens, Steen, Steve, Stein, Steffen, Stephen, Stegen, Esteve, Sever

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Where is the Steven family from?

You can see how Steven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steven families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 148 Steven families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Steven's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Steven families in 1911.
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What did your Steven ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Steven. 37% of Steven men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Steven women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steven were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Steven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steven 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Steven. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Steven. For the veterans among your Steven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steven lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Steven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Steven in 1944 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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