The origins of the Staplay name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Staplay 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 Staplay family
The surname Staplay 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 Staplay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Staplay 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 Staplay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Staplay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Staplay were recorded, including Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Staplay 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 Staplay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Staplay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Staplay family emigrate to North America: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.