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Early Origins of the Steventon family

The surname Steventon 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. [1] 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." [2] 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 in 1321.

Early History of the Steventon family

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Steventon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steventon, Steventone, Stephenton, Stefenton and others.

Early Notables of the Steventon family (pre 1700)

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United States Steventon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steventon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Walter Steventon, who settled in Virginia in 1679
Steventon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William and Titus Steventon, bonded passengers who arrived in America in 1741
  • George Steventon, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1768
Steventon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Steventon, who was naturalized in Oregon in 1859

Australia Steventon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Steventon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Steventon who was convicted in Birmingham, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "David Malcolm" on 13th May 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steventon (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Glyn B Steventon, English Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London
  • Edwin Herbert Steventon (1891-1961), English professional footballer
  • Ernest "Ernie" Steventon (1888-1950), English professional football goalkeeper
  • Brian Steventon, English artist and full member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

HMS Cornwall
  • Arthur Steventon (d. 1942), British Ordnance Artificer 4th Class aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 21st June 2021). Retrieved from
  4. Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from on Facebook