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Stapleton (surname)

Stapleton is an English and Irish surname dating back to the times of Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain.[citation needed] It is a habitation name; examples of habitations are found in Cumbria, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Somerset and Yorkshire, and is from the Old English word stapol meaning post and ton meaning settlement. [1]

The Stapleton family was dispossessed from England in the Irish Rebellion of 1641.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Flavia Hodges; A. D. Mills; Adrian Room (14 Nov 2002). The Oxford Names Compantion. Oxford University Press. p. 587. ISBN 978-0198605614. 

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