Surname:Stewart

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Stewart is a Scottish surname and is also used as a masculine given name of pre-7th century Old English origin, derived from stigeweard, the genitive prefix stige meaning "hall", and the suffix weard meaning "guardian" or "warden". An alternative spelling is Stuart. The progenitor of the Stewart family was a Breton knight who settled in England after the Norman Conquest. Within a few generations, his descendants, who had by then relocated to Scotland, became the High Stewards of Scotland, hence the origin of the surname. Stewart is the 61st-most common surname in the United Kingdom.

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  • Stewart is the most frequently encountered surname (tied with Brown) in a partial survey of Pencader Cemetery in Glasgow, Delaware, United States.
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