People

First and foremost the name Ewart applies to people. Before anything else was possible there had to be someone with the name. Through the years it has been used as both a family name and as a given name.

The book "A Dictionary of First Names" (Oxford University Press, Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990) speculates that the name was probably first used as a given name in honour of the Victorian statesman William Ewart Gladstone.

The surname has several possible origins: it may represent a Norman form of Edward, or an occupational name for a ewe-herd (c.f. shepherd), or a local name from a place in Northumbria.

On these pages you can discover some interesting Ewarts, both past and present. Some fictional Ewarts are listed in the Miscellaneous section.

 

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