Waggestaff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Waggestaff family
The surname Waggestaff was first found in Derbyshire
where the name is generally thought to have been an occupational
name for someone who could brandish a "wag" or "staff" with great effect. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Waggestaff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waggestaff research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1677, 1618, 1697 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Waggestaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Waggestaff 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. Waggestaff has been spelled many different ways, including Wagstaffe, Waggstaffe, Wagstaff and others.
Early Notables of the Waggestaff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waggestaff family to the New World and Oceana
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 Waggestaffs to arrive in North America: Mary Wagstaff settled in Virginia in 1655 with her husband; William Wagstaff settled in Rappahannock in Virginia in 1728; Richard Wagstaffe settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1750..
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.