The name Stapylay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapylay 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 Stapylay family
The surname Stapylay 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 Stapylay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapylay 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 Stapylay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapylay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Stapylay has been spelled many different ways, including Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapylay 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 Stapylay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapylay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Stapylays to arrive in North America: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.