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.
Early Origins of the Stapely family
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.
Early History of the Stapely family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Stapely 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
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Migration of the Stapely family to the New World and Oceana
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