Stephens is a surname. It is a patronymic and is recorded in England from 1086.

Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alexander Stephens (1812–1883), Vice President of the Confederate States of America
  • Alison Stephens (1970–2010), British mandolinist
  • Ann S. Stephens (1813–1886), U.S. dime novelist
  • Arran Stephens, Canadian author & organic food advocate
  • Clara Stephens (1870-1907) U.S. stage actress (granddaughter of Ann S. Stephens)
  • Frederic George Stephens (1828–1907), British art critic and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • Florence Stephens (1881-1979), landholder and the main figure of the Huseby court case.
  • George Stephens (disambiguation), several people
  • Helen Stephens (1918–1994), U.S. athlete
  • Henry Stephens (disambiguation), several people
  • H. F. Stephens (1868–1931), British civil engineer in railroads
  • Hubert D. Stephens (1875–1946), U.S. politician
  • James Stephens (disambiguation), several people
  • James Francis Stephens (1792–1852), English zoologist
  • John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852), U.S. explorer and diplomat
  • Kenny Stephens (born 1946), English footballer
  • Nathan Stephens (born 1988), Welsh athlete
  • Philip Stephens (contemporary), an associate editor of the Financial Times
  • Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Baronet (1723–1809), British First Secretary of the Admiralty during the American Revolution
  • Rayner Stephens (1805–1879), Scottish Methodist minister
  • Richard Stephens (born 1947), Canadian figure skater
  • Robert Stephens (1931–1995), British actor
  • Rockwell Stephens (1900–1982), U.S. author and recreational skiing pioneer
  • Rycklon Stephens (born 1978), American professional wrestler better known as Ezekiel Jackson
  • Simon Stephens (born 1971), British playwright
  • Stan Stephens (born 1929), U.S. politician
  • Steve Stephens, U.S. television host and musician
  • Thomas Stephens (historian) (1821–1875), Welsh historian and critic
  • Toby Stephens (born 1969), British actor
  • Uriah Smith Stephens (1821–1882), U.S. labor leader
  • Ursula Stephens (born 1954), Australian Senator
  • Vern Stephens (1920–1968), U.S. baseball player
  • William Stephens (1859–1944), U.S. politician
    • William Stephens (disambiguation), several people
  • Willis Stephens (born 1955), U.S. politician
  • Woody Stephens (1913–1998), U.S. Thoroughbred horse racing trainer

Other articles related to "stephens":

Stephens Cur
... The Stephens Cur (aka Stephens' Stock Cur), is a scent hound that belongs to the Cur dog breed ... They were originally bred by the Stephens family in southeastern Kentucky ...
Stephens (disambiguation)
... Stephens is a surname ... Stephens may also refer to ...
Stephens, Kentucky
... Stephens is an unincorporated community in Elliott County, Kentucky, United States ... It lies along Routes 409 and 486 northeast of the city of Sandy Hook, the county seat of Elliott County ...
Stephens (disambiguation) - Places
... Two islands in Queensland Stephens Island (Torres Strait) Stephens Island (Great Barrier Reef) Port Stephens, Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia Stephens Island, New Zealand, in the ...
St Stephens By Launceston Rural
... St Stephens by Launceston Rural is a civil parish in the east of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom ... The former parish of St Stephens by Launceston was abolished in 1894 St Stephens by Launceston Urban became part of the town of Launceston, while St Stephens by Launceston Rural became part of Launceston Rural ...

Famous quotes containing the word stephens:

    I saw God! Do you doubt it?
    Do you dare to doubt it?
    I saw the Almighty Man! His hand
    Was resting on a mountain!
    —James Kenneth Stephens (1882–1950)

    Crouching down where nothing stirs
    In the silence of the furze,
    Crouching down again to brood
    In the sunny solitude.
    —James Kenneth Stephens (1882–1950)

    If I asked her master he’d give me a cask a day;
    But she, with the beer at hand, not a gill would arrange!
    May she marry a ghost and bear him a kitten, and may
    The High King of Glory permit her to get the mange.
    —James Kenneth Stephens (1882–1950)