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The origins the old family name Stuerd 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 Stuerd 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 Stuerd 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 Stuerd family


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

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Early History of the Stuerd family

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Early History of the Stuerd family


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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 Stuerd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stuerd Spelling Variations

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Stuerd Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Stuerd family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Stuerd 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 Stuerd family to Ireland

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Migration of the Stuerd family to Ireland


Some of the Stuerd 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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Migration of the Stuerd family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Stuerd family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Stuard who settled in Virginia in 1651; Henry Stuart settled in Virginia in 1653; Robert in Virginia in 1652; Robert settled in Jamaica in 1689.

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The Stuerd Motto

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The Stuerd 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.


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