Anglo-Saxon name Stapellie comes from the family having resided in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire. The surname Stapellie 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 Stapellie family
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 Stapellie family
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Stapellie Spelling Variations
Stapellie has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapellie 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...
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Migration of the Stapellie family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Stapellies to arrive on North American shores: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1823.
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