Stuart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins the old family name Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart 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 Stuart family

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

Important Dates for the Stuart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stuart 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 Stuart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stuart Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stuart 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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Migration of the Stuart family to Ireland

Some of the Stuart 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.

Stuart migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stuart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Steward Stuart, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Austin Stewart Stuart, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
  • Robert Stuart, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Oneale Stuart, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • Robert Stuart, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
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Stuart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Stuart, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Alexander Stuart, who arrived in New England in 1734 [1]
  • Elizabeth Stuart, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1738 [1]
  • John Stuart, who landed in America in 1748 [1]
  • Margaret Stuart, who arrived in New England in 1751 [1]
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Stuart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elizth Stuart, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • Adam Stuart, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1805 [1]
  • Sarah Ann Stuart, aged 32, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Kinloch Stuart, who arrived in America in 1806 [1]
  • Thomas Stuart, who landed in America in 1809 [1]
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Stuart migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stuart Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gilbert Stuart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Robert Stuart U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 278 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]
  • Mr. Alexanda Stuart U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 201 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]
  • Mrs. Susannah Stuart U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 301 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]
  • Mrs. Sarah Stuart U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 325 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [2]
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Stuart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Donald Stuart, aged 4, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Alex Stuart, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Ann Stuart, aged 2, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Mary Stuart, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Elenor Stuart, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1810
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Stuart migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stuart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Stuart, a cabinet-maker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Stuart, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Charles W. Stuart, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [4]
  • John McDowell Stuart, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [5]
  • Samuel Stuart, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [5]
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Stuart migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stuart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Stuart, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alex Stuart, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • A. Stuart, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 17th March 1841 [6]
  • Charles Stuart, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Samuel Stuart, aged 45, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
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Contemporary Notables of the name Stuart (post 1700)

  • Jessie Hilton Stuart (1907-1984), American writer named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954
  • Gloria Stuart (1910-2010), American actress known for receiving an Oscar nomination at the age of eighty-seven, making her the oldest person to be nominated for an Oscar
  • Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (1807-1891), American politician
  • James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), American military leader
  • Edwin Sydney Stuart (1853-1937), American politician, who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1907-1911
  • James Stuart (1897-1971), 1st Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, Conservative Party politician and Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Alexander John Mackenzie Stuart (b. 1924), Scottish judge
  • Ms. Sheena Ann Stuart M.V.O.,, British Housekeeper for Balmoral Castle, was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order on 29th December 2018 [7]
  • Reginald Charles Stuart (1943-2018), Canadian historian from Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Gordon Stuart (1924-2015), Canadian-born Welsh portrait artist, best known for his portrayals of Dylan Thomas
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Historic Events for the Stuart family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. William Fancourt Stuart (1919-1941), Australian Writer from Tarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]
  • Mr. James Richard Keith Stuart (1902-1941), Australian Stoker from Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Alex Stuart, British Supply assistant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Alexander Stuart, Scottish 1st Class Passenger from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [10]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Jean M. Stuart, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [11]

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Citations

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  8. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  11. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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