Longstaff Family History

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Longstaff Name Meaning

English: apparently an occupational name for a tipstaff or beadle who carried a long staff as a badge of office; perhaps also a nickname for a very tall, thin man, or even an obscene nickname for a man with a long sexual organ. The surname is found chiefly in northeastern England.

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


Similar surnames: Langstaff, Wagstaff, Staff, Constant, Langston, Longstreet, Ringstaff

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Longstaff Family Origin

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Longstaff Family Occupations

What did your Longstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Longstaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Longstaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Longstaff family was Moulder. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Longstaff.

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Moulder

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Longstaff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Longstaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Longstaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Longstaff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Longstaff. 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 Card

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

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Longstaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Longstaff lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Longstaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Longstaff in 1959 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Longstaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Longstaff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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