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The name Longstaff is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who due to their occupation was given the name of Long staff. This nickname referred to those individuals who worked as a bailiff or an officer of the law who carried a log-staff that acted as a badge of office.

Longstaff Early Origins



The surname Longstaff was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Longstaff Spelling Variations


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Longstaff Spelling Variations



Longstaff has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Langstaff, Langstaffe, Longstaff, Longstaffe and others.

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Longstaff Early History


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Longstaff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Longstaff research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Longstaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Longstaff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longstaff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longstaff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Longstaffs to arrive on North American shores:

Longstaff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Longstaff, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Edward Longstaff, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1872
  • George W. Longstaff, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Robert Longstaff, aged 9, who landed in America from Stockton, in 1899

Longstaff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Longstaff, aged 42, who settled in America from Spalding, in 1901
  • Elizabeth A. Longstaff, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Mrs Llewellyn W. Longstaff, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Surrey, in 1903
  • K.L. Longstaff, aged 23, who landed in America from Surrey, in 1903
  • M.L. Longstaff, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Surrey, in 1903
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Longstaff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Tom Longstaff, aged 47, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Betsy Longstaff, aged 48, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Henry Longstaff, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Charles Longstaff, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Isaac Longstaff, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstaff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstaff (post 1700)



  • Ronald Earl Longstaff (b. 1941), United States federal judge
  • John Longstaff (1863-1946), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 23rd District, 1903-04; Member of South Dakota State Senate 15th District, 1945-46
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Llewellyn Wood Longstaff (1841-1918), English industrialist and member of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Fred Longstaff (1890-1916), English professional rugby league footballer
  • David Longstaff (b. 1974), British ice hockey forward
  • Shaun Longstaff (b. 1972), New Zealand former rugby union footballer
  • Sir John Campbell Longstaff (1861-1941), Australian painter and war artist
  • Captain William Frederick Longstaff (1879-1953), Australian painter and war artist
  • George Longstaff (1947-2003), British bicycle builder with a high reputation for tandem bicycles, tricycles and hand built touring bicycles
  • Thomas George Longstaff (1875-1964), British explorer and mountaineer, most famous for being the first person to climb a summit of over 7,000 meters in elevation, Trisul, in the Indian Himalaya

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Longstaff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longstaff Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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