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Scotland's history is inextricably linked to that of the Royal Clan, the Clan Stewart. The surname Steward 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.

Steward Early Origins



The surname Steward was first found in Scotland, where records of Steward 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.

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Steward Spelling Variations


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Steward Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stewart, Steward, Stillbhard (Gaelic) and others.

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Steward Early History


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Steward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steward research. Another 793 words (57 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1371, 1371, 1714, 1688, 1720, 1745, 1746, 1807, 1343, 1405, 1382, 1405, 1479, 1503, 1504, 1476, 1504, 1467, 1504, 1452, 1508, 1545, 1567, 1565, 1659, 1598, 1662, 1641, 1653, 1692, 1675, 1728, 1714 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Steward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steward Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan (Wolf of Badenoch) (1343-1405), third surviving son of King Robert II of Scotland, first Earl of Buchan since John Comyn (1382-1405), Justiciar of Scotia for a time, but not an effective one, held large territories in the north...

Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steward In Ireland


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Steward In Ireland



Some of the Steward family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steward Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Steward, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Charles Steward in Virginia in 1635
  • Charles Steward, who landed in Maryland in 1640
  • John Steward, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • John Steward, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steward Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gawhon Steward, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Robert Steward, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Peter Steward, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Donald Steward, who landed in South Carolina in 1716
  • Daniel Steward, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steward Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John C Steward, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • David Steward, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Samuel Steward, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Geo Steward, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Steward, aged 23, arrived in America in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steward Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Allen Steward, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ann Steward, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Charles Steward, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Daniel Steward, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Elis Stewd Steward, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Steward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Steward, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • R. Steward arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849
  • George Steward, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"

Steward Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. W. Steward arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Fruing" in 1875
  • William Steward, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Steward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Steward (post 1700)



  • Lowell Steward (1919-2014), childhood friend of Jackie Robinson, American member of the Tuskegee Airmen awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007
  • Tony Steward (b. 1992), American football linebacker
  • Anthony Alvin Steward (b. 1979), American professional basketball player
  • Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1924), American author, educator, clergyman
  • Austin Steward (1793-1860), African-American abolitionist and author
  • Susan Maria McKinney Steward (1847-1918), American physician and author
  • Joseph Steward (1753-1822), prominent American artist
  • William Henry Steward, American third president of the National Afro-American Council in the United States
  • Herbie Steward (b. 1926), American jazz saxophonist
  • Emanuel Steward (b. 1944), American boxing trainer and commentator
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Steward Historic Events


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Steward Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles Steward, British Assistant Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Steward


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Suggested Readings for the name Steward



  • The Sampson Stewarts by Morris Monroe Stewart.
  • The Family of Thomas Stewart of Madison County, Alabama by Mary Bivins Geron Countess.

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Motto


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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: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  11. ...

The Steward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steward 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.

This page was last modified on 13 November 2016 at 14:53.

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