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Staple Name Meaning

English: from Middle English stapel ‘post’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary post, or a habitational name from some place named with this word (Old English stapel), as for example Staple in Kent or Staple Fitzpaine in Somerset. Americanized spelling of German Stapel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Stapler, Stapley, Sale, Slape, Staley, Stile, Stables, Staller

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Where is the Staple family from?

You can see how Staple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staple family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Staple families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Staple families living in Maine. This was about 75% of all the recorded Staple's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Staple families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staple surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Staple. 33% of Staple men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Staple women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Staple were Machinist and Weaver.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    19%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Weaver
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Staple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staple census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Staple. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Staple. For the veterans among your Staple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staple lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Staple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Staple in 1959 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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