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"STEPHEN. This name was introduced into Britain by the Normans, with whom it was a favorite. Although found occasionally in England before 1066, its use then was due really to Christian tradition, Stephen (Stephanos) having been the first Christian martyr after Christ. Stephen, diaconus, witnessed a charter by Bishop Edward, c. 1150-71 (RPSA., p. 297). James Stephen, provost and merchant in Elgin, 1780 (Moray). Thomas Stephen published his History of the Church of Scotland in 4 v. (1843-45). In Scotland the name exists in the more common form STEVEN, q.v. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Stephen

Wikipedia Saint Stephen (Koine Greek: ????????, "Stephanos"), known as the "Protomartyr" of Christianity, is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Wikipedia James Stephen (30 June 1758 ? 10 October 1832) was the principal English lawyer associated with the abolitionist movement.
Wikipedia Sir Ninian Martin Stephen, KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QC (born 15 June 1923) was the 20th Governor-General of Australia and a Justice in the High Court of Australia.
Wikipedia The Right Honourable George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen (June 5 1829 ? November 29 1921) was a Scots-Quebecker banker and railway executive in Canada.
Wikipedia Nicol Ross Stephen (born 23 March 1960) is the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Aberdeen South, and was leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2005 to 2008.
Wikipedia Marcus Stephen (born October 1, 1969) is the current President of the Republic of Nauru, having taken office in December 2007.
Wikipedia Carr Jonathan Stephen (usually known as Jonathan Stephen) is the principal of the Wales Evangelical School of Theology in Bryntirion, Bridgend, Wales.
Wikipedia Rev Campbell Stephen (1884 ? 25 October 1947) MA BD BSc was a Scottish socialist politician.
Wikipedia Henry Stephen OBE (10 Jul 1889 ? 6 Jul 1965) an English chemist who might be best remembered for inventing the Stephen reaction, a way to make aldehydes (R-CHO) from nitriles (R-CN).
Wikipedia Arthur Clifford Baynes (November 30, 1892?1971) was an English teacher and comedian from the steel-making city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, who performed under the stage name Stainless Stephen.
Wikipedia John Stephen was a Glaswegian clothes designer who had several shops on London's Carnaby Street.
Wikipedia Henry Stephen (born July 15, 1943 in Cabimas, Zulia) is a Venezuelan singer.
Wikipedia George Milner Stephen (18 December 1812 ? 16 January 1894) was a South Australian and Victorian politician and faith healer.
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Wikipedia Paul Stephen is a film, television and live theatre actor/singer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Wikipedia Lawrence Ebwade Stephen (June 6, 1939 - March 22, 2006) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Nauru.
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Wikipedia James Findlay "Jimmy" Stephen (born 23 August 1922 in Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire) is a former Scotland international footballer who played as a defender.
Wikipedia George Robert "Bob" Stephen (February 23, 1958 ? February 8, 2009) was a professional Canadian football offensive lineman with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League from 1981 to 1985.
Wikipedia Scott Dewitt Stephen (born June 18, 1964 in) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League.
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