When Elihu Stevens was born about 1796, in Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Abel Stevens, was 44 and his mother, Eunice Buck, was 39. He died in 1806, in Kitley, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, at the age of 11.
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 ).