Steuart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins the old family name Steuart can be found within medieval Scotland. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Scotland, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Steuart family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Steuart was an occupational name for a steward, the official in charge of a noble household and its treasury. One common alternate spelling of the name is a result of the influence of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was educated in France, and consequently spelled the name Steuart or Stuart.

Early Origins of the Steuart family

The surname Steuart was first found in Oswestry, Shropshire, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror, their liege Lord.

Early History of the Steuart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steuart research. Another 464 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1316, 1390, 1745, 1371, 1371, 1714, 1688, 1643, 1726, 1591, 1645, 1608, 1681, 1676, 1681, 1634, 1701, 1683 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Steuart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Steuart Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stuart, Steuart, Stuard, Sturt and others.

Early Notables of the Steuart family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Charles Stewart Chief of Ardshiel; General The Rt. Hon. Sir William Steuart (1643-1726) P.C., M.P., Commander-in-Chief of Queen Anne's Forces in Ireland and benefactor of Hanover Square, London; Adam Steuart (Stuart, Stewart) (1591-1645) was a Scottish philosopher and controversialist...
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Ireland Migration of the Steuart family to Ireland

Some of the Steuart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Steuart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steuart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Steuart, who arrived in New York in 1758 [1]
  • George Steuart, who landed in Maryland in 1770 [1]
  • John Steuart, who landed in New York in 1770 [1]
Steuart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H J Steuart, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steuart (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant Colonel William Steuart (1754-1838), wealthy planter in colonial Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore 1831–1832
  • Dr. Richard Sprigg Steuart (1797-1876), Maryland physician, early pioneer of the treatment of mental illness
  • Richard D. Steuart (1880-1951), American journalist in Baltimore, Maryland, better known as Carroll Dulaney
  • George Hume Steuart (1700-1784), American physician, tobacco planter, and Loyalist politician in colonial Maryland
  • Major George H. Steuart (1790-1867), US general who fought during the War of 1812
  • George H. Steuart (1907-1998), American diplomat and Foreign Service officer
  • George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), American brigadier general
  • William M. Steuart, American politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 1849 [2]
  • William Steuart (d. 1839), American politician, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1831-32 [2]
  • John H. Steuart, American politician, U.S. Consul in Antwerp, 1884 [2]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Steuart Motto +

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: Noblis est ira leonis
Motto Translation: The wrath of the lion is noble.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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