Stapleford is first mentioned in 956 in a Latin charter which rendered the name Stapelforda; the spelling has hardly changed since then.
The parish, however, was inhabited long before this. Wandlebury Ring, which lies within the parish boundary, is an Iron Age hill fort, originally built in the 3rd century BC, but rebuilt with a double bank in the 1st century AD. More recently, the village found brief fame when someone discovered that the US President, Barack Obama is a direct descendant of one Thomas Blossom, who grew up here towards the end of the 16th century before emigrating to the United States.
Stapleford is home to three pubs; The Rose, The Longbow and The Tree, St Andrews church, a primary school, several garages, two hairdressers, allotments, a Sunday League football team, several farms .
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- "Obama family tree has roots in Cambs village". Cambridge City News. 2009-03-03. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Obama-family-tree-has-roots-in-Cambs-village.htm. Retrieved 2013-02-21.