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
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
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Stapiligh Spelling Variations
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)
Baronet of Patcham...
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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.
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