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Wagstaff Early Origins



The surname Wagstaff 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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Wagstaff Spelling Variations


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Wagstaff Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Wagstaff are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Wagstaff include: Wagstaffe, Waggstaffe, Wagstaff and others.

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Wagstaff Early History


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Wagstaff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wagstaff research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1633, 1677, 1618, 1697 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Wagstaff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wagstaff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wagstaff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wagstaff 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wagstaff or a variant listed above:

Wagstaff Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Wagstaff settled in Virginia in 1655 with her husband
  • Mary Wagstaff, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

Wagstaff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Wagstaff settled in Rappahannock in Virginia in 1728
  • James Wagstaff, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749

Wagstaff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Wagstaff, aged 25, landed in Delaware in 1812
  • William Wagstaff, who landed in New York, NY in 1826
  • Thomas Wagstaff, who arrived in New York, NY in 1831
  • George Wagstaff, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • Sarah Wagstaff, aged 42, landed in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wagstaff Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Howard Wagstaff U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River, became a Freeman in 1785 was a Silversmith [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Wagstaff Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Ada Wagstaff, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • John Wagstaff, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Wagstaff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Wagstaff, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Wagstaff Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wagstaff landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bolton
  • W. Wagstaff arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagstaff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wagstaff (post 1700)



  • Samuel S. Wagstaff Jr., American mathematician
  • Sam Wagstaff (1921-1987), American curator and collector
  • Jeremy Wagstaff (b. 1962), English journalist
  • Hester Wagstaff (b. 1892), English illustrator and children's book author
  • Harold Wagstaff (1891-1939), English rugby player
  • Scott Wagstaff (b. 1990), English professional footballer
  • Tony Wagstaff (b. 1944), English professional footballer
  • Anthony Wagstaff (b. 1944), English football player
  • Stuart Wagstaff AM (1925-2015), English-born Australian television personality
  • Julian Wagstaff (b. 1970), Scottish composer of classical music and musical theatre

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Wagstaff Historic Events


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Wagstaff Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. George E Wagstaff (1869-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Wagstaff (b. 1915), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from St Marylebone, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Wagstaff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wagstaff 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.

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