Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Stapillay family once lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire. The surname Stapillay 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 Stapillay 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 Stapillay family
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Stapillay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stapillay family name include Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapillay family (pre 1700)
Baronet of Patcham...
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Migration of the Stapillay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Stapillay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1823.
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