Stapley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Stapley family

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.

Early History of the Stapley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapley research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1701, 1905, 1590, 1655, 1615, 1648, 1655, 1660, 1628 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Stapley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Stapley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Anthony Stapley (1590-1655), one of the regicides of King Charles I of England. He was the son of Anthony Stapley of Framfield, Sussex, by his third wife, Ann. The Stapley family moved about 1615 from Framfield to Patcham. Stapley was one of the judges of Charles I. He was present at Westminster Hall on 27 Jan. 1648 when sentence was pronounced, and signed the death-warrant on 29 Jan. He died...
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United States Stapley migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Stapley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Stapley, who settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1823

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
  • Diane Stapley, American television actress
  • Lewis G. Stapley, American Republican politician; Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1922-26 [2]
  • Lewis G. Stapley, American Republican politician, Automobile dealer; Member of New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1922-26 [2]
  • Don Stapley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [2]
  • Harold "Harry" S. Stapley (1883-1937), English gold medalist footballer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Howard Acker Stapley, American educator, Rochester, New York State
  • 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
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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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