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The Anglo-Saxon name Staley comes from when the family resided in one of the various places called Staveley in the counties of Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Westmorland, and in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Staley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Staley Early Origins



The surname Staley was first found in Derbyshire at Staveley, a town within the borough of Chesterfield which literally means "wood or clearing where staves are got" from the Old English "staef" + "leah." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The town was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Stavelie. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Staveley is also a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire and this village also dates back to the Domesday Book where it is listed as Stanlei. These are the oldest references to the place name but there are others scattered throughout England. Some of the family held a family seat at Stalybridge in Cheshire. "The name of Staly, originally Staveleigh, is derived from an ancient family who, in the reign of Edward III., occupied Stayley Hall, a portion of which mansion still remains; the addition arises from a bridge over the Tame, that connects the two counties, and which has been rebuilt." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Staley Spelling Variations


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Staley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Staley include Staveley, Stavely, Staley, Stayley, Staveleigh and many more.

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Staley Early History


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Staley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staley research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1498, 1613 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Staley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Staley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Staley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Staley In Ireland


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Staley In Ireland



Some of the Staley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Staley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benj Staley, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Jacob Staley, who arrived in Maryland in 1743
  • Ulrick Staley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757
  • George Staley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762

Staley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Staley, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Edmund Staley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Joseph Staley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Dennis Staley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • William Staley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1865

Staley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Martin Staley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Staley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Staley (post 1700)



  • Joe Staley (b. 1984), American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Joan Staley (b. 1940), born Joan Lynette McConchie, an American actress and model
  • Layne Thomas Staley (1967-2002), American musician
  • Luke Staley (b. 1980), former professional American football player
  • Duce Staley (b. 1975), professional American NFL football player
  • William Staley, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908
  • William Converse Staley (1899-1978), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948
  • Ellis J. Staley, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1908; Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1923-35; Defeated, 1935
  • Ellis J. Staley Jr., American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District; Elected 1960
  • Emmett G. Staley, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wayne County, 1943-46
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Staley Historic Events


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Staley Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Daniel Staley (1880-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelis ad urnam
Motto Translation: Faithful to the tomb.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Staley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Staley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 4 September 2016 at 15:44.

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