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Stapleton Surname Origin
(Origin Saxon) From stapel, stapol, stapula, a staple, fastening, stake, and ton,--a town inclosed or fenced round with stakes.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stapleton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Stapleton family history than the origin of your surname:
A Stapleton Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch