The English surname Stevenson, also found in Ireland and Scotland is of patronymic origin meaning son of, or descendant of Steven.The personal name Steven is a a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus, Greek Stephanos meaning “ crown.” The first written reference to the name is Alice Stevenes, who was registered in the "Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire" in 1279. One of the earliest colonists to New England was Andrew Stevenson, who arrived in Charlestown Mass. 1630. Today there are approximately 73,000 bearers of the name Stevenson living in the U.S.
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