Where did the English Stevenson family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Stevenson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson and many more.
First found in Northumberland where they were seated from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Stephenson who settled in Argentia, in Newfoundland, in 1730; William and Mathew Stevenson settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, in 1760; Andrew Stevenson settled at Charlestown Mass. in 1630.
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Some noteworthy people of the name Stevenson
* McLean Stevenson (1929-1996), American actor, most famous for his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake on the TV series M*A*S*H
* Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), Scottish civil engineer and famed designer and builder of lighthouses, progenitor of the famous family of lighthouse designers and builders
* Adlai Ewing Stevenson I (1835-1914), twenty-fifth Vice President of the United States
* Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), famous author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
* Ronald Stevenson (b. 1928), Scottish composer
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