When Isaac Stevens was born in 1752, in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Stevens, was 31 and his mother, Experience Wheeler Coit, was 26. He married Rebekah Spalding in 1772. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1816, in Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 64.
English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).