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Staples Name Meaning

English:: variant of Staple with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. variant of Stable or Staple with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Staple, Stapler, Stapley, Styles, Caples, Waples, Samples, Swailes

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Where is the Staples family from?

You can see how Staples families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staples family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Staples families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 213 Staples families living in Maine. This was about 41% of all the recorded Staples's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Staples families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staples surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staples ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Staples. 18% of Staples men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Staples women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Staples were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 165,000 census records available for the last name Staples. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staples 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Staples. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Staples. For the veterans among your Staples ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staples lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Staples life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Staples in 1941 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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