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Langstaff Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): nickname from Middle English lang ‘long’ + staf ‘staff’ perhaps a nickname for a bailiff or other officer of the law. Compare Longstaff .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Longstaff, Wagstaff, Staff, Langmaid, Langston, Langtry, Langan

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Where is the Langstaff family from?

You can see how Langstaff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Langstaff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Langstaff families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Langstaff families living in New Jersey. This was about 46% of all the recorded Langstaff's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Langstaff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Langstaff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Langstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Langstaff. 15% of Langstaff men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Langstaff women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Langstaff were Clerk and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Nurse
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Servant
    14%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Langstaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Langstaff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Langstaff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Langstaff. For the veterans among your Langstaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Langstaff lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Langstaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Langstaff in 1952 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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