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Stuart (m) Also Stewart. Gaelic Stiübhart. This
famous surname originally meant ‘steward,’ i.e., ‘chief of the royal household.’ The House of Stuart or Stewart ruled in Scotland from 1371, and in England from 1603, until 1714. Stuart, which is now the preferred Scottish spelling of the Christian name, is the French form used by Mary, queen of Scots. Not surprisingly, Stuart and Stewart are used more in Scotland than in any other English-speaking country. Considered as one name, Stuart/Stewart was in the Scottish top twenty in 1958. Both forms of the name continue to be well used (occasionally for girls as well as boys in the Galloway region).

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