Stewart Family History

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Stewart Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stiweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Seward, Ewart, Start, Stobart, Stegall, Dewart, Spear, Steer, Swart

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Stewart Family Origin

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Stewart Family Occupations

What did your Stewart ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Stewart family was Annuitant. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stewart. The most common Stewart occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Stewart's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stewart ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stewart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2 million census records available for the last name Stewart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stewart census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 435,000 immigration records available for the last name Stewart. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 373,000 military records available for the last name Stewart. For the veterans among your Stewart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stewart Life Expectancy

What is the average Stewart lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stewart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stewart in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stewart ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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