When Joseph Stevens was born on 29 April 1704, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Stevens, was 33 and his mother, Dorothy Hubbard, was 30. He died on 1 April 1783, at the age of 78.
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 ).