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ORIGIN AND COAT OF ARMS
Motto: “Virtutis amore”
(By love of virtue )
Arms: "Per pale qules azure, a fesse guttes d'eau"
Crest: A lion rampant spotted sanguine.
Old English records indicate that the Stevens family was originally
located in the Shire of Gloucester and are listed in the Hundred Rolls
The Stevens family gained prominence when Thomas Stevens, an eminent
lawyer during the reign of James I (1603-1635), became Attorney
One of the early settlers bearing the name of Stevens was John Stevens of
Oxfordshire, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638. His grandson,
Ebenezer, was one of the patriots who took an active part in the Boston
Tea Party of 1773. Ebenezer Stevens later served in the battles of Ticonderoga and in
the Virginia Campaign.
Early American historical records indicate the prominent part members of
this family played in the development of our nation. Their descendants
can be found throughout the United States today and are well
represented in the arts and professions as well as in the world of