Wagstaff Family History
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Wagstaff Name Meaning
occupational nickname for an official who carried a staff of office, from Middle English wag(gen) ‘to brandish or shake’ + staff ‘staff’, ‘rod’. obscene nickname for a medieval ‘flasher’, one who brandished his ‘staff’ publicly.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Langstaff, Staff, Longstaff, Stiff, Stoff, Steff, Scaff, Gaff