Stephan records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Stephan family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Stephan surname or get a copy of the Stephan family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Stephan Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Stephan Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Stephan family tree.

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Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Stephan family using the FreeBMD database.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 6076 people with the Stephan surname in the USA? Stephan is ranked number 155 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Stephan Databases

Search the Ellis Island Database for information on the Stephan family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Stephan surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

Some Famous People with the surname of Stephan

Wikipedia Heinrich von Stephan (January 7, 1831 - April 8, 1897) was a general post director for the German Empire who reorganized the German postal service.
Wikipedia Tom Stephan is a progressive house DJ.
Wikipedia Doug Stephan (born on November 5, 1946 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a radio talk show personality and the host of the nationally syndicated "Doug Stephan's Good Day", which airs six days per week.
Wikipedia Hans-Georg Stephan (born May 30, 1950 in Beverungen, Germany) is a German university professor specializing in European Medieval archaeology and post-medieval archaeology.
Wikipedia Christoph Stephan (born Christoph Stephan, January 12, 1986, in Rudolstadt) is a German biathlete.