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Early Origins of the Wagstaf family


The surname Wagstaf 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 Wagstaf family

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Early History of the Wagstaf 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 Wagstaf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wagstaf Spelling Variations

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Wagstaf Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Wagstaf include Wagstaffe, Waggstaffe, Wagstaff and others.

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Early Notables of the Wagstaf family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Wagstaf family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wagstaf family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Wagstaf family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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