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Coat of Arms:
Red shield on a silver bend three green leopards faces.
Crest: Description not available
Motto: Sub libertate quietum.
Motto Translated: Rest under liberty
variations 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 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.
MacCamish, MacCash, MacCosh, MacLaws, MacLehose, MacTammany, MacTause, Stephenson, Steven(s), Stevenson, Stevenston, Stivan, Taweson, Tawesson, Thom, Thomson, Thompson, Thomas, Thomasin, Thomason, Thomassine. Thomazin, Thomerson, Thomes, Thompson, Thomson, Todd.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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