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There are several spelling variations for the Clan Stewart surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original Stewart spelling.
The Stewart Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Stewart Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Stewart Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan Stewart Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry.
We make this range of Clan Stewart Crest Jewelry and Clan Stewart Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline.
Click each boxto view Stewart clan crest items: See your Stewart family history below:
Clan Chief: No current Chief recognised by the Lord Lyon
Origin of Name: Walter took the name Stewart, in about 1163.
Gaelic Name: Stiubhard (Stewart)
Clan Crest: A pelican in her nest feeding her young
Clan Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus (Courage grows strong at a wound)
Lands: Renfrewshire, Teviotdale and Lauderdale.
The Stewarts, Scotland's most noble Clan, have always played a pivotal role in the history of Scotland. The Clan is descended from Walter FitzAlan, son of an Anglo-Norman baron, who was appointed High Steward of the royal household by his friend King David I of Scotland, and was also granted tracts of land in Renfrew, Cathcart, Pollock and Paisley. Later, under King Malcolm IV, the office of High Steward was made an hereditary title, and the Clan Chief became known as "the Steward", the title giving rise to the Clan name of Stewart.
Walter, the 6th Steward commanded, at the age of twenty one, the centre of the victorious Scottish army at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. His loyalty and courage were well rewarded when Walter gained the hand of Marjorie, the daughter of King Robert the Bruce, in marriage. Their son became King Robert II - the beginning of a royal Stewart Dynasty that was to last several centuries. When Mary, Queen of Scots married the Dauphin of France the name was spelled Stuart to accommodate the French tongue. Her son, James VI, became James I of England, uniting the Crowns of both Scotland and England under a single Stewart sovereign.
The Clan was active in most of Scotland's wars. A great number of the Clansmen were killed at the final Battle of Culloden fighting for that charismatic but ill fated leader, Charles Edward Stuart, - Bonnie Prince Charlie. The House of Stewart not only provided all of Scotland's monarchs from 1371 to 1603, and of the United Crowns of Scotland and England from 1603 to 1714, but held through time, 13 Dukedoms and 17 Earldoms in Great Britain. Stewarts also provided two British Prime Ministers, and the House of Stewart held Dukedoms in Italy, France and Spain. Although the Royal Stewart tartan is worn by H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II, the Chief of the Stewarts is Sir Randolph Stewart, 13th Earl of Galloway.
The Clan has developed several branches, including Stewart of Appin, Stewart of Atholl, and Stuart of Bute, all of these descending from a common Stewart origin. The old Gaelic word "Clan" means "The Children of" or "Family" and although the Clan is now spread throughout the world, all should be aware of their roots and, in the words of the old Gaelic proverb, - "Remember the People from whence you came".
The Stewart Crest carries a pelican in her nest feeding her young, and the proud Stewart clan motto, “Virescit vulnere virtus” meaning (Courage grows strong at a wound).
Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Stewart family name forever.