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Multiple Origins for the Surname Stevenson


Scottish


Stevenson comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from Steven, and means son of Steven, a variant of Stephen, which meant crown or garland.

Stevenson Early Origins



The surname Stevenson was first found in Northumberland, where they were established since the early Middle Ages at Knaresdale Hall, and at Newcastle on Tyne. By 1150, they had moved north to Scotland in the parish of Newlands in Peebles (now part of the Strathclyde and Border regions), where Stevene Stevenson swore an oath of allegiance (recorded on the Ragman Rolls) to King Edward I of England during the latter's brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. Another early Scottish record of this surname dates back to 1372, when one Nichol fiz ('son of') Steven, chaplain of Scotland, was given a license to take shipping at London or Dovorre. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Stevenson Spelling Variations


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Stevenson Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Stevenson has appeared as Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson, Stinson, Stephenton, Stynson, Stevensint, Stevensynd, Stevensent, Stympson, Stevensend, Stevensant, Steanson, Stevensyn, Stephenston, Stephensyn, Stevinson, Stevensan, Stevensind, Stevensane, Stimpson and many more.

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Stevenson Early History


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Stevenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stevenson research. Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1454, 1477, 1505, 1479, 1548, 1580, 1594, 1455, 1455, 1781, 1848 and are included under the topic Early Stevenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stevenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stevenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stevenson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stevenson In Ireland


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Stevenson In Ireland



Some of the Stevenson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stevenson or a variant listed above:

Stevenson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Stevenson settled at Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Andrew Stevenson, who arrived at Charlestown Massachusetts in 1630
  • Christ Stevenson, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Phill Stevenson, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Stevenson, who setted in Barbados in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stevenson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Allen Stevenson, who arrived in America in 1700 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Stevenson, who arrived in New England in 1728 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Stevenson, who landed in Virginia in 1740 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Barnabas Stevenson, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Stevenson, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stevenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stevenson, who arrived in America in 1802 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Stevenson, who arrived in America in 1810 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Martha Stevenson, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Stevenson, who landed in America in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Stevenson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stevenson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Stevenson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William and Mathew Stevenson, who settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1760 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Martha Stevenson, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778
  • Mr. William Stevenson U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stevenson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Stevenson, aged 65, a farmer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Andrew Stevenson, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Donald Stevenson, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Sam Stevenson, who landed in Canada in 1821
  • Samuel Stevenson, who arrived in Quebec in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stevenson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Stevenson, a butcher, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Stevenson, a nailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • David Stevenson, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Alexander Stevenson, English convict from Oyer, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • George Stevenson, aged 37, a secretary, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stevenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Burleigh R Stevenson, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Stevenson, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Isabella Blair Stevenson, aged 50, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Ann Stevenson, aged 30, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • James Stevenson, aged 26, a farmer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stevenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stevenson (post 1700)



  • Rosemary Stevenson (1936-2017), American baseball player, member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) from 1954–1955
  • John Stevenson (1718-1785), Scottish-born, American merchant and doctor in Baltimore
  • Ian Pretyman Stevenson (1918-2007), Canadian-born, American psychiatrist, known for his Reincarnation research and his book Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation (1966)
  • Eric A. Stevenson (b. 1966), American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (2011-)
  • DeShawn Stevenson (b. 1981), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Coke Robert Stevenson (1888-1975), American politician, 35th Governor of Texas (1941-1947)
  • Charles Leslie Stevenson (1908-1979), American analytic philosopher, Professor at Yale University from 1939 to 1946
  • Carter Littlepage Stevenson Jr. (1817-1888), American general in the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War
  • Alexandra Winfield Stevenson (b. 1980), American professional tennis player
  • William Edwards Stevenson (1900-1985), American Olympic athlete, lawyer, diplomat, and Rhodes Scholar
  • ... (Another 125 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stevenson Historic Events


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Stevenson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

Halifax Explosion

HMAS Sydney II

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Basil P Stevenson, Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy Reserve, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Noel Stevenson (b. 1920), English Ordnance Artificer 5th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Wimbledon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

RMS Lusitania


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Coelum non solum
Motto Translation: Heaven not earth


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Stevenson Clan Badge


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Stevenson Clan Badge




Stevenson Clan Badge
Stevenson Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Stevenson
Steanson, Steenson, Steinson, Stennson, Stenson, Stephensan, Stephensand, Stephensane, Stephensant, Stephensen, Stephensend, Stephensent, Stephensind, Stephensint, Stephenson, Stephenston, Stephensyn, Stephensynd, Stephenton, Stephinson, Stevensan, Stevensand, Stevensane, Stevensant, Stevensen, Stevensend, Stevensent, Stevensind, Stevensint, Stevenson, Stevenston, Stevensyn, Stevensynd, Steventon, Stevinson, Stimpson, Stimson, Stinson, Stympson, Stymson, Stynson and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  11. ...

The Stevenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stevenson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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