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 person who "treads lightly" CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) or may refer "[to a person's] gait." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early Origins of the Stapp family
England. Early records of the name were very scarce yet one source claims that John Stepsoft who was listed in 1260 as a probable ancestor. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Many years later, William Steptoe was listed in the Hearth Tax Returns for Oxfordshire in 1665 and in 1674, John Steptoe was listed in the Hearth Tax Rolls for Suffolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Stapp family
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Stapp Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stapp family name include Stepto, Steptoe, Steptow, Steptowe and others.
Early Notables of the Stapp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stapp family to Ireland
Some of the Stapp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Stapp family to the New World and Oceana
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 : the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Stapp (post 1700)
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