Early Origins of the Stefenton family
The surname Stefenton was first found in Shropshire
. However, there are other villages named Steventon located in Hampshire
and in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire.) These later two locations are both mentioned in the Domesday Book
and both were spelled Stivetune at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
It is thought the place name derives from the Old English personal name
Stf(a) + tun, or it meant "farmstead at the tree-stump place." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
To find the first record of the surname we must look to Shropshire
where the family name was first referenced in the 13th century. Years later, Robert de Stevington was listed in the Feet of Fines as rector of Knaption in Norfolk
Early History of the Stefenton family
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Stefenton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Steventon, Steventone, Stephenton, Stefenton and others.
Early Notables of the Stefenton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stefenton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Walter Steventon, who came to Virginia in 1679; William and Titus Steventon, bonded passengers who arrived in America in 1741; George Steventon, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1768.