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Stapley Name Meaning

English (Kent and Sussex): habitational name from a lost place called Stapele recorded in the 13th century in the manor of Wootton in East Chiltington (Sussex). The placename probably derives from Old English stapol ‘post pillar’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; the reference may have been to a place where timber was got for posts.

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


Similar surnames: Stanley, Tapley, Staple, Shepley, Shipley, Studley, Stapler, Apley

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Where is the Stapley family from?

You can see how Stapley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stapley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stapley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Stapley family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Stapley's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Stapley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stapley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stapley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stapley. 47% of Stapley men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Stapley women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stapley were Salesman and Telephone Operator. .

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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
    47%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • House Work
    34%
  • Telephone Operator
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Stapley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stapley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Stapley in 1958 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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