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Longstaff Family History

Longstaff Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): variant of Langstaff .

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


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

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Where is the Longstaff family from?

You can see how Longstaff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Longstaff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Longstaff families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Longstaff families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Longstaff's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Longstaff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Longstaff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Longstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Longstaff. 19% of Longstaff men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Longstaff women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Longstaff were Machinist and Presser. .

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Library Asst
    14%
  • Presser
    14%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 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 Lists

There are 6,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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