Staple Family History

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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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Staple Family Origin

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Staple Family Occupations

What did your Staple ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Staple occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Staple's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Staple. A less common occupation for the Staple family was Black Smith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Black Smith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Staple ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Staple Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Staple Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Staple

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Staple ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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