The name ‘Stevens’ originates from England in the form of ‘Stephen’ and or ‘Steven’. although its form ‘Stevens’ is used more commonly by the Dutch. This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Stevens’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as Edward III reign were a ‘Philip Stevene’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Stevens’, from Caversham, County Oxfordshire, England. He Sailed aboard a ship named the ‘Confidence’ from the Port of Southampton to Boston in 1638. He was made a freeman in 1642 and died in 1662, having fathered one son named ‘Erasmus Stevens’. Today, ‘Stevens’ is the ‘122nd’ mos… Coat of arms: Gules, on …
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