1. Carol Elliott

    Please clarify for me the history of the names of Stuart, Stewart and Steward. Are they variations of the same name and family?

    • Kostas

      Strange that no-one answered you yet. I believe Steward used to be a hereditary title tied to the Norman conquest. The Scottish Stewards were a noble family that bore the title which, after gradually changed to Stuart or Stewart (different writing, same name) became the name of their House. So yes, they are variations of the same name although Steward is a very early form, and could mean a title as well as a name.

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