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Early Origins of the Waggestave family


The surname Waggestave 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Early History of the Waggestave family

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Early History of the Waggestave family


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Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1677, 1618, 1697 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Waggestave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waggestave Spelling Variations

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Waggestave Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Waggestave were recorded, including Wagstaffe, Waggstaffe, Wagstaff and others.

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Early Notables of the Waggestave family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Waggestave family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Waggestave family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Waggestave family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Waggestave family emigrate to 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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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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