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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Longstaffe come from its first bearer, 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.

Longstaffe Early Origins



The surname Longstaffe 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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Longstaffe Spelling Variations


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Longstaffe Spelling Variations



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.

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Longstaffe Early History


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Longstaffe Early History



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

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Longstaffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Longstaffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Longstaffe 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstaffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Longstaffe (post 1700)



  • Victor Charles Hamilton Longstaffe, English husband of Nina Sevening (1885-1958), an English stage actress, singer and light comedienne
  • Edgar Longstaffe (1852-1933), English well-known landscape painter of the Victorian era
  • Fred J. Longstaffe Ph.D., FRSC, Canadian Provost and Vice-President at The University of Western Ontario, former President of the Geological Association of Canada

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Longstaffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Longstaffe 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 December 2014 at 07:53.

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