The Stapelley name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapelley 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 Stapelley family
The surname Stapelley 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 Stapelley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapelley 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 Stapelley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapelley Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Stapelley has undergone many spelling variations
, including Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapelley 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 Stapelley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapelley family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stapelley were among those contributors: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.