Stapley Family History

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Stapley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Stapeley in Cheshire or Stapely in Hampshire, so named from Old English stapol ‘post’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘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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Stapley Family Origin

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Stapley Family Occupations

What did your Stapley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Stapley. 12% of Stapley men worked as a Gardener and 77% of Stapley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stapley were Motor Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • Farmworker
  • General Labourer
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Stapley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Stapley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stapley 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 Stapley. 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 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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Stapley Life Expectancy

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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