Stevenson is an English language patronymic surname meaning "son of Steven". Its first historical record is from pre 10th century England. People with the name include:

  • Adonis Stevenson (born 1977) a Canadian Boxer
  • Alexandra Stevenson (born 1980), American tennis player
  • Ben Stevenson (born 1936), British ballet dancer and director
  • Carter L. Stevenson (1817–1888), American soldier
  • Charles Stevenson (1908–1979), American philosopher
  • Coke Stevenson (1888-1975), American politician, Governor of Texas 1941-47
  • DeShawn Stevenson (born 1981), American basketball player
  • Eric Stevenson (born 1966), American politician from New York
  • Eric Stevenson (footballer) (born 1942), Scottish footballer
  • Frank A. Stevenson (born 1970), Norwegian computer game developer and cryptographer
  • Ian Stevenson (1918–2007), Canadian psychiatrist and reincarnation researcher
  • Jessica Hynes (née Stevenson) (born 1972), English writer and actress
  • John Stevenson (disambiguation)
  • Juliet Stevenson (born 1956), English actress
  • Lewis Stevenson (disambiguation)
  • Robert Stevenson (disambiguation)
  • Ronald Stevenson (born 1928), Scottish composer
  • Ryan Stevenson (born 1984), Scottish footballer
  • Stewart Stevenson (born 1946), Scottish politician
  • Teófilo Stevenson (born 1952), Cuban boxer
  • Toby Stevenson (born 1976), American pole vaulter
  • Tom Stevenson (born 1951) British wine writer
  • Tommy Stevenson (1914–1944), jazz trumpet player
  • Trudy Stevenson (born 1944), Zimbabwean politician

Extended families:

  • Stevenson family from Illinois
    • Adlai Stevenson I (1835–1914), U.S. Vice President
    • Adlai Stevenson II (1900–1965), American politician, governor of Illinois
    • Adlai Stevenson III (born 1930), U.S. Senator from Illinois
    • Lewis Stevenson (1868–1929), American politician from Illinois
    • McLean Stevenson (1929–1996), actor
  • Scottish family of (mostly) lighthouse engineers
    • Alan Stevenson (1807–1865), lighthouse engineer
    • Charles Alexander Stevenson (1855–1950), lighthouse engineer
    • D. E. Stevenson (1892–1973), author
    • David Stevenson (engineer) (1815–1886), lighthouse engineer
    • David Alan Stevenson (1854–1938), lighthouse engineer
    • Robert Stevenson (civil engineer) (1772–1850), lighthouse engineer
    • Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson (1847–1900), art critic
    • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    • Thomas Stevenson (1818–1887), lighthouse designer
  • Scottish family with links to Tyneside
    • Flora Stevenson (1839–1905) education reformer
    • J. J. Stevenson (1831–1908), architect
    • James Cochran Stevenson (1825–1905) chemical manufacturer and Member of Parliament
    • Louisa Stevenson (1835–1908), campaigner for women's causes
    • Nathaniel Stevenson (1840-1811), General and Governor of Guernsey
    • James Stevenson-Hamilton (1867-1957), 16th of Fairolm and Kruger National Park ranger

Famous quotes containing the word stevenson:

    Stevenson had noble ideas—as did the young Franklin for that matter. But Stevenson felt that the way to implement them was to present himself as a thoughtful idealist and wait for the world to flock to him. He considered it below him, or wrong, to scramble out among the people and ask them what they wanted. Roosevelt grappled voters to him. Stevenson shied off from them. Some thought him too pure to desire power, though he showed ambition when it mattered.
    Garry Wills, U.S. historian. Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders, ch. 9, Simon & Schuster (1994)

    For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

    The world is so full of a number of things,
    I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.
    —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)