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The name Stapley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire. The surname Stapley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Stapley Early Origins



The surname Stapley 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.

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Stapley Spelling Variations


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Stapley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stapley have been found, including Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.

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Stapley Early History


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Stapley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapley 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 Stapley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stapley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stapley Early Notables (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 Stapley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Stapley, or a variant listed above:

Stapley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Stapley, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Stapley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stapley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stapley (post 1700)



  • Delbert Leon Stapley (1896-1978), American member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1950 to 1978
  • Richard Stapley (1923-2010), better known by his stage name Richard Wyler, a British-born American actor and writer
  • Lewis G. Stapley, American Republican politician; Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1922-26
  • Lewis G. Stapley, American Republican politician, Automobile dealer; Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1922-26
  • Don Stapley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008
  • Diane Stapley, American television actress
  • Harold "Harry" S. Stapley (1883-1937), English gold medalist footballer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Paul Stapley Ph.D., Canadian professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University in Montreal
  • Jay Stapley (b. 1957), British musician
  • Andrew Stapley Ph.D., Lecturer at Loughborough University
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Stapley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stapley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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