In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Stapily surname lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapily 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 Stapily family
The surname Stapily 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 Stapily family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapily 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 Stapily History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapily 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 Stapily 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. The variations of the name Stapily include: Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapily 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 Stapily Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapily 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 Stapily or a variant listed above: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.