SOURCE: Occupation
USAGE: Scottish
PRONOUNCED: STOO-ərt, STYOO-ərt   [key]
Meaning & History
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.