The Stevens Coat of Arms illustrated above was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic achieves. Documentation for the Stevens Coat of Arms design can be found in Burke's General Armory. Herarldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms. In their language, the Arms, (shield) is as follows:
"Per chev. az. and ar. in chief two falcons, wings expanded or" when translated the Arms description is: "Divided chevronwise blue and silver; on top two gold falcons, wings expanded."
Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as: "A demi eagle displ. or, charged on the breast with a mullet sa." A translation of the Crest description is: "A half eagle displayed gold, charged on the breast with a black five-pointed star."
Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. A Motto was not recorded with the Stevens Coat of Arms.
The surname Stevens appears to be patronymical in origin, and is believed to be associated with the English and Germans, meaning, "son of Stephen." Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence. The most prominent variations of Stevens are Steven, Stephens, and Steffan.
Information available indicates that in 1971 there were approximately 36,650 heads of households in the United States with the old and distinguished Stevens name. The United States Census Bureau in 1970 estimated that there were approximately 3.1 persons per household in America which yields an approximate total of 113,615 people in the United States carrying the Stevens name. Although the figure seems relatively low, it does not signify the many important contributions that individuals bearing the Stevens name have made to history.
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