The Scottish surname Ewart, also found in England, has a number of different origins. The first is locational from the village of Ewart in the parish of Doddington in Northumberland. This is recorded as Ewurthe in the Pipe Rolls of the county in 1218 and means "The enclosure by the river." This is proven by the fact that Ewart is enclosed by the rivers Glen and Till. The second possible origin is from the Norman French form of the given name Edward, which was "Ewart or Ewert", and is recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The name means "prosperity-guard", from elements "ead" and "weard". Finally it may be an occupational name for a shepherd, from the Middle English word "ewehirde". Examples of recordings include the marriage of John Ewart and Mabell Athey at Berwick upon Tweed, Scotland, on June 19th 1620.
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