Stapleton Family History

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Stapleton Name Meaning

Irish, of English origin: habitational name from any of various places in England, for example in Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Somerset, and North Yorkshire, so named from Old English stapol ‘post’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Stanton, Appleton, Poppleton, Hazleton, Staunton, Stapleford

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Stapleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stapleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stapleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Stapleton Family Origin

Where is the Stapleton family from?

Stapleton Family Occupations

What did your Stapleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stapleton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Stapleton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stapleton. A less common occupation for the Stapleton family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Stapleton Historical Records

What Stapleton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 143,000 census records available for the last name Stapleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stapleton 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Stapleton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Stapleton. For the veterans among your Stapleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stapleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Stapleton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stapleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Stapleton in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stapleton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stapleton 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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