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

What did your Wagstaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wagstaff. 7% of Wagstaff men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Wagstaff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wagstaff were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    7%
  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Wagstaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Wagstaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wagstaff 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wagstaff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Wagstaff. For the veterans among your Wagstaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wagstaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Wagstaff lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wagstaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wagstaff in 1949 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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