The name Stapiligh is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapiligh 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 Stapiligh family
The surname Stapiligh 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 Stapiligh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapiligh 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 Stapiligh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapiligh Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Stapiligh are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Stapiligh include: Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapiligh 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 Stapiligh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapiligh family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stapiligh or a variant listed above: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.