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The ancient history of the Stapely name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire. The surname Stapely belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Stapely Early Origins



The surname Stapely 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.

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Stapely Spelling Variations


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Stapely Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Stapely include Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.

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Stapely Early History


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Stapely Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapely 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 Stapely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stapely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stapely Early Notables (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 Stapely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stapely Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Stapely, aged 32, a platelayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stapely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stapely 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 3 September 2013 at 11:24.

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