The name Stap first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stap belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stap family
The surname Stap was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stap family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stap research.Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1701, 1905, 1590, 1655, 1628 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Stap History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stap Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Stap has appeared include Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stap family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Anthony Stapley (1590-1655), one of the regicides of King Charles I of England; and his son, Sir John Stapley, 1st Baronet
of Patcham... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stap Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stap family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Stap arrived in North America very early: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.
Historic Events for the Stap family
- Miss Sarah Agnes Stap, aged 47, English Stewardess from Birkenhead, Cheshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in a life boat CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html