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Origins Available: English, Scottish-Alt, Scottish
Where did the Scottish Stewart family come from? What is the Scottish Stewart family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stewart family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stewart family history?Scotland's history is inextricably linked to that of the Royal Clan, the Clan Stewart. The surname Stewart was an occupational name for a steward, the official in charge of a noble household and its treasury. It derives from the Old English word "stigweard," a compound of "stig," or "household," and "weard," or "guardian." As every great house, Earl and Bishop in medieval England and Scotland had its stewards, this office has given rise to many lines of this hereditary surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Stewart, Steward, Stillbhard (Gaelic) and others.
First found in Scotland, where records of Stewart as a surname, and not just an occupation began to be found from the 13th century. The ancestors of the famed Royal Stewart line of Scotland descend from a family Breton nobles named Flaald, the name is therefore of Anglo-Norman extraction. The name arrived in Britain with Alan, a knight who settled in Oswestry in Shropshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stewart research. Another 793 words(57 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1371, 1371, 1714, 1688, 1720, 1745, 1746, 1807, 1545, 1567 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Stewart History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stewart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Stewart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stewart Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Stewart Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Stewart Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Stewart Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Stewart
Aninley, Clay, Claye, Cley, Cleye, Comby, Conalee, Conaleigh, Conally, Conallys, Conaly, Conalys, Coneally, Conealy, Coneely, Conelay, Conelly, Conellys, Conely, Conelys, Conerly, Conilly, Conillys, Conily, Conilys, Conlay, Conlaye, Conlays, Conlea, Conleagh, Conleaghs, Conleas, Conlee, Conlees, Conleigh, Conley, Conleys, Conlie, Conlies, Conly, Conlys, Connalee, Connaleigh, Connally, Connallys, Connaly, Connalys, Conneally, Connealy, Conneely and more.
The Stewart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stewart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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