When David Stevens was born on 24 November 1763, in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, David Steevens, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Spaulding, was 29. He married Mary Westgate on 2 March 1797. He died about 1772, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 10.
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 ).