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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.

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

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stuart research. Another 927 words (66 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.

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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...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stuart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stuart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Steward Stuart settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Austin Stewart Stuart settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
  • Robert Stuart settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Oneale Stuart, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Robert Stuart, who landed in Virginia in 1652
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Stuart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Stuart, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Alexander Stuart, who arrived in New England in 1734
  • Elizabeth Stuart, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1738
  • John Stuart, who landed in America in 1748
  • Margaret Stuart, who arrived in New England in 1751
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Stuart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizth Stuart, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Adam Stuart, aged 40, arrived in New York, NY in 1805
  • Sarah Ann Stuart, aged 32, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Kinloch Stuart, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Thomas Stuart, who landed in America in 1809
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Stuart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Donald Stuart, aged 4, arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Alex Stuart, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Ann Stuart, aged 2, 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Stuart, a cabinet-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís 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
  • Charles W. Stuart arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836
  • John McDowell Stuart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839
  • Samuel Stuart arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839
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Stuart Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Stuart landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Alex Stuart landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Charles Stuart landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Samuel Stuart, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Margaret Stuart, aged 46, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
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  • 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
  • Gordon Stuart (1924-2015), Canadian-born Welsh portrait artist, best known for his portrayals of Dylan Thomas
  • Lieutenant-General Kenneth Stuart (1891-1945), Canadian Chief of Staff Canadian Military Headquarters, England
  • Oliver Stuart (1881-1973), British explorer and ornithologist
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Stuart Historic Events



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Fancourt Stuart (1919-1941), Australian Writer from Tarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. James Richard Keith Stuart (1902-1941), Australian Stoker from Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alex Stuart, British Supply assistant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Alexander Stuart, Scottish 1st Class Passenger from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
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  • Alexander Stewart, his Scots Ancestry and American Descendants by Dorothy Kintigh Sidfrid.
  • Stewart Family History, 1821-1982 by Ruth Ann Reiser Stewart.
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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.

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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...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Stuart
Ammie, Bararthy, Berarthy, Birarthy, Burarthy, Camey, Cammey, Cammie, Cammy, Curdie, Curdy, Feighney, Feighty, Flewass, Flewes, Flewess, Flewis, Flewiss, Flewys, Gamey, Gammey, Gilleglas, Glas, Glase, Glasey, Glasie, Glass, Glasse, Glassey, Glassie, Immey, Immie, Inney, Innie, Kamey, Kammey, Khimmie, Khimy, Kim, Kimmie, Kimmy, Kirdie, Kirdy, Kymmey, Kymmie, Kynnie, Kynny, Lawis, Lawris, Lawthis and more.

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    Other References

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    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Stuart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stuart 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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