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Definitions for Stevenson
ˈsti vən sən; ˈæd leɪsteven·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour Stevensonnoun

    Scottish author (1850-1894)

  2. Stevenson, Adlai Stevenson, Adlai Ewing Stevensonnoun

    United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)


  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson is an English language patronymic surname meaning "son of Steven". Its first historical record is from pre-10th-century England. Another origin of the name is as a toponymic surname related to the place Stevenstone in Devon, England. There are variant spellings of the name, including Stephenson.


  1. stevenson

    Stevenson is primarily recognized as a surname that originated in Scotland. However, it could also refer to some notable individuals and places: 1. Robert Louis Stevenson: A famous Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet in the 19th century known for works like Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 2. Adlai E. Stevenson II: an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent public speaking, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party, served as the 31st Governor of Illinois, and received the Democratic Party's nomination for president in 1952 and 1956. 3. Stevenson, Alabama: A city in the United States. In other contexts, it could also refer to certain institutions like the Stevenson University in Maryland, United States, among others. The specific meaning usually depends on the context in which it is used.


  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson is an unincorporated community located in the northern section of Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. From 1830 until 1955, this community was served by the Greenspring Branch of the Northern Central Railway. It serves as the location of the central campus of Stevenson University. It is also home to St. Timothy's School, an all-girls boarding and day high school. Fort Garrison was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stevenson is ranked #432 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stevenson surname appeared 75,169 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 25 would have the surname Stevenson.

    63.4% or 47,687 total occurrences were White.
    30.1% or 22,694 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 2,030 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 1,879 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 474 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 406 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stevenson in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stevenson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Stevenson in a Sentence

  1. Lori Stevenson:

    I would like to see Lori Stevenson ask some of the other people that were attacking Lori Stevenson, what they would do in that situation.

  2. Aldous Huxley:

    To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.

  3. Detective Superintendent Des Bray:

    It is understood that report was closed on 10 September 2009 after it was believed Ms. Pearce-Stevenson was safe and well but did not want family contact.

  4. Lee Bergerman:

    It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you that we lost Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force, two children have lost their mother and a husband his wife. Parents lost their daughter and countless others lost an incredible friend and colleague.

  5. Detective Superintendent Des Bray:

    Ms Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce are from a loving family. Both were born in Alice Springs but we know that during 2008 they moved away from their family and started to travel.

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