Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Scottish
Pronounced Pron. /ˈstu.əɹt/, /ˈstju.əɹt/  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantStewart(Scottish)


Entry updated December 3, 2014