Stapillay is a name whose history is connected to the ancient 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
The surname Stapillay 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 Stapillay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapillay 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 Stapillay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapillay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, 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)
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 Stapillay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.