Stapp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Stapp family have grown. The name Stapp was given to a member of the family who was a in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire. The surname Stapp 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 Stapp family
The surname Stapp 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 Stapp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapp 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 Stapp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapp 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 Stapp family name include Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapp 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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Migration of the Stapp family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Stapp surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk Virginia in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Stapp (post 1700) +
- Milton Stapp, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1839 
- Elijah Stapp, American politician, Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Jackson, 1836; Signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836 
- D. M. Stapp, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854 
- Albert Stapp, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business) 
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