Longstaff Family

Thought to originate from the name given to the bearer of a long staff. The long staff was approximately twelve feet long, a longer version of the short staff, which was 6 to 9 feet long, more commonly known as the quarterstaff. The staff could be ornate or a simple shaft of wood, a symbolic weapon such as a tipstaff carried by a sergeant, bailiff or other officer of the law who often carried a long staff as a badge of office.

ARMS (SHIELD): a bend Sable fimbriated Argent between Three PHEONS of the second, on a chief Gules a bezant between Two FLEURS-DE-LIS of the field.

CREST: A STAG standing at gaze under a TREE Proper      MOTTO: VIGILATE -"WATCH"

Earliest records of the surname Longstaff include the marriage of John Longstaff and Elizabeth Blowe at St. James, Clerkenwell in 1660 and Barbara Longstaff married to William Pricklowe at St. Georges, Hanover Square in 1748.

A Branch of the Longstaff Family Tree

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Dave Longstaff's Picture Gallery

This is a Longstaff Family Picture Gallery, select the appropriate tree entry to view a slide show, for example, select Family and Friends - Emma - Emma Slide Show

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