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.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Longstaffe has been spelled many different ways, including Langstaff, Langstaffe, Longstaff, Longstaffe and others.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Longstaffes to arrive in North America: Henry Langstaff settled in New Hampshire
in 1630; Elizabeth Longstaf settled in Barbados in 1680.