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The Suart family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name Siward, which was an Old English personal name. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Suart Early Origins



The surname Suart was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Suart Spelling Variations


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Suart Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Suart include Seward, Sewerd, Saward and others.

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Suart Early History


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Suart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suart research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1053, 1641, 1658, 1701, 1657 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Suart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Suart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Suart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Suart In Ireland


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Suart In Ireland



Some of the Suart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Suart were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Suart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Suart, who arrived in Virginia in 1663

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Contemporary Notables of the name Suart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Suart (post 1700)



  • Ronald "Ron" Suart (1920-2015), English football player and manager

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Suart Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Suart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suart 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 15 January 2016 at 10:58.

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