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Longstaff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Early Origins of the Longstaff family


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.

Early History of the Longstaff family


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Longstaff Spelling Variations


Longstaff has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Longstaff have been found, including Langstaff, Langstaffe, Longstaff, Longstaffe and others.

Early Notables of the Longstaff family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Longstaff family to Ireland


Some of the Longstaff family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Longstaff family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Longstaff, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1872 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Betsy Longstaff, aged 48, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Henry Longstaff, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Charles Longstaff, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Isaac Longstaff, aged 8, who 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Longstaff (post 1700)


  • George W. Longstaff (1850-1901), English-born, American architect practicing in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Francis A. Longstaff (b. 1956), American educator and pioneer in quantitative finance
  • Joshua "Josh" Longstaff (b. 1982), American head coach of the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League
  • Ronald Earl Longstaff (b. 1941), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2006-), Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (2001-2006)
  • 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sean Longstaff (b. 1997), English professional footballer who plays for Blackpool
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Llewellyn Wood Longstaff (1841-1918), English industrialist and member of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Albert Edward Longstaff (1885-1949), English footballer from Brighton, he played from 1902 to 1925
  • Fred Longstaff (1890-1916), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Abie Longstaff, Australian-born British author of children's fiction, best known for her The Fairytale Hairdresser picture book series
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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