The name Stapyley first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapyley 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 Stapyley family
The surname Stapyley 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 Stapyley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapyley 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 Stapyley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapyley Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Stapyley has appeared include Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapyley 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 Stapyley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapyley family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Stapyley arrived in North America very early: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.