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

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Wagstaff Family Origin

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Wagstaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wagstaff. A less common occupation for the Wagstaff family was Blacksmith. The most common Wagstaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wagstaff's were Farmers.

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Wagstaff Historical Records

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Wagstaff Life Expectancy

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