Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Stapylley is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Stapeley in Cheshire
, or in the place called Stapley in Hampshire
. The surname Stapylley 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 Stapylley family
The surname Stapylley 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 Stapylley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stapylley 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 Stapylley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stapylley 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. Stapylley has been spelled many different ways, including Stapeley, Stapley, Stapleigh, Stapliegh, Staplie and many more.
Early Notables of the Stapylley 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 Stapylley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stapylley 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 Stapylleys to arrive in North America: Stephen Stapley settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823.