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 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stewart. 15% of Stewart men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Stewart women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stewart were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 USA, 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

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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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