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Multiple Origins for the Surname Stenson


Scottish


The Stenson family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Stenson is derived from Steven, and means son of Steven, a variant of Stephen, which meant crown or garland.

Stenson Early Origins



The surname Stenson 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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Stenson Spelling Variations


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Stenson Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Stenson include 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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Stenson Early History


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Stenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stenson 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 Stenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Stenson In Ireland


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Stenson In Ireland



Some of the Stenson 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Stenson arrived in North America very early:

Stenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stenson, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834

Stenson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Stenson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Regia

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stenson (post 1700)



  • Dernell Renauld Stenson (1978-2003), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played in 2003 for the Cincinnati Reds
  • William C. Stenson (b. 1900), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ontonagon District; Defeated, 1938; Elected 1940, 1942
  • Edward G. Stenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916
  • Henrik Stenson (b. 1976), Swedish professional golfer on the PGA and European Tours
  • Frederick "Fred" Stenson (b. 1951), Canadian writer of historical fiction and non-fiction relating to the Canadian West; his 2000 novel The Trade was shortlisted for Canada's Giller Prize
  • Fred Frise Stenson (1914-1990), Canadian farmer and politician, Member of Parliament for Peterborough (1962-1965)
  • Bo Gustav Stenson (b. 1944), Swedish jazz pianist, founder of The Bobo Stenson Trio

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Stenson Historic Events


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Stenson Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Delia Stenson, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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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Stenson Family Crest Products


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Stenson Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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The Stenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stenson 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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