Last name: STEWART

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STEWART : This last name is indexed 1,559,114 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STEWART : Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate from Middle English stiward Old English stigweard stīweard a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands forming a stewartry.

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