Sunday, November 28, 2010

Surname Saturday: Tapley

The surname Tapley is English. "It is locational from a place in the county of Devonshire called Tapeley" (which is how it gets pronounced most of the time!).  It's meaning is "wood where pegs were collected."  "In medieval times widespread use was made of pegs in the construction of buildings."  In various forms, it dates back to 901 and in the current form to 1585. 















Source:  www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Tapley

It was only the 6,782nd most popular surname in the 1990 U.S. Census.

Source:  www.genealogy

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Today in the United States, Tapley is most common in two states:  Georgia and Maine. (Numbers of Tapleys in other states is shown above.)

I am a Georgia Tapley, through and through.  We can trace our family back to Hosea Tapley (1691-1778) who migrated to America and settled in Caswell County, North Carolina.  Eventually the family migrated south to Georgia with a brief stop in South Carolina.  This is the main family line that I research.

 

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  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

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