Origin of the surname
The surname Waples is an English surname that has been spelt as Walpole, Waple, Wapple, Wapol, Waples, Wapples. It is probably a locational surname derived from either of two places called Walpole in the East Anglian counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The place in Suffolk was recorded as Walepola in the famous Domesday Book of 1086, whilst that in Norfolk was recorded as "Walepol" in the register of charters known as the Codex Diplomaticus aevi Saxonici in the year 1050. Walpole in Suffolk means the "pool of the Britons", whilst that in Norfolk probably means a pool surrounded by a wall.

The surname Waples was first found in the UK in Norfolk where they held a family seat at Freethorpe at the time of the Norman Conquest. John of Wapole was a nephew of Waleran, the great Essex Baron who was Count of Meulan in Normandy. Joceline de Walpole was living in the reign of Stephen. Reginald de Walpole was living in the time of Henry I. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Everard Wagepole. This was dated 1169, in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire, during the reign of King Henry II. Other early recordings include William Wagepole in the Curia Regis Rolls of Suffolk in 1206, and Thomas Waghepol in the Assize Court Rolls of the borough of Leicester in 1271. 

Sir Robert Walpole (1676 - 1745) was not only the first Earl of Oxford, but he was the first prime minster of Great Britain. Source: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Waples#ixzz4JLTzC4EU.

George Waples was born in Northamptonshire in about 1807 and arrived in Tasmania as a guard aboard the convict ship Strathfieldsay on 13 Nov 1831. He later joined the King's Own 4th Regiment as a Private and was stationed at Government House in Sydney as a servant to Captain Robert Westmacott who, in turn, was aide-de-camp to Governor Richard Bourke.

After four years in the colony he was married at Parramatta by Chaplain Samuel Marsden to Amelia Carlisle. George and Amelia's first child was born in the year after their marriage and named for the mother that Amelia never knew, Mary Ann. In the following year, 1837, George purchased his discharge for £15 rather than accompany the regiment to Madras, India. He took up employment with Captain Westmacott at Bulli in the Illawarra district. According to family oral history, George had charge of the convicts that built the road down Bulli Pass. In any case, he settled his family on Captain Westmacott's Bulli property "Woodlands".

Waples ancestors
Our Waples ancestors include:

Waples clan

Our Waples clan descends from George Waples (1807-1884).
George Waples' descendants
George Waples
(__/__/1807 - 27/02/1884)
Amelia Carlisle
(29/01/1813 - 28/09/1835 - 02/06/1876)
Mary Ann Waples
(c __/__/1836 - )
James Waples
(c __/__/1840 - )
John Waples
(c __/__/1842 - )
Ann Selina Waples
(c __/__/1891 - 13/12/1982)
Emma Waples
(c __/__/1846 - )
Elizabeth Waples
(c __/__/1848 - )
Richard Waples
(c __/__/1853 - )
Susannah Waples
(04/05/1855 - 30/07/1927)
James Jolliffe
(14/02/1849 - 30/12/1878 - 22/06/1936)
Herbert George Jolliffe
(a __/__/1880 - b __/__/1936)
Cecilia Rosena Hurry
James Jolliffe
Marie Jolliffe
Max Jolliffe
Daisy Jolliffe
Charles Jolliffe
Ernie Jolliffe
Clarrie Jolliffe
James Jolliffe
(01/01/1883 - 04/01/1969)
Amy Laura Emily Gardner
(12/03/1892 - 26/09/1909 - 23/09/1952)
Stella Jolliffe
(01/05/1910 - 07/04/2007)
Reginald Angus Fleming
(11/09/1908 - 31/01/1929 - 22/05/1984)
Reginald Bruce Fleming
(07/09/1929 - 15/08/2016)
Halvene Therese Kessey
(06/02/1934 - 01/03/1955 - 06/10/2005)
James Ballantyne Fleming
Elena McGilvray
Johannes Willemsen
(c __/__/1917 - 18/12/1944 - 16/03/1945)
Jacques Pelissot
(c __/__/1915 - 09/11/1949 - 03/11/1984)
Georges Alain Jacques Pelissot
Beatrice Marie Josephe Doelsch
Merle Jolliffe
(16/04/1911 - 28/06/2014)
Leo Claude Robinson
(20/02/1909 - 16/06/1937)
William John Robinson
Ruth Dunne
Isobel Jolliffe
(20/08/1913 - 03/09/2011)
Fred Carmen
(26/09/1907 - 07/10/1933 - c __/__/1991)
John Frederick Carmen
Theresa King
Carole Ann Carmen
Francis Montague
Michael James Carmen
Patricia (?)
Dianne Carmen
Terrence J Mooney
Richard Carmen
(23/02/1947 - 29/10/1977)
Carmel Collis
David Carmen
Elyse Wergs
Wilfred James Jolliffe
(22/06/1915 - c __/__/1992)
Joyce Whittle
James Jolliffe
Sylvia Jolliffe
Marjorie Jolliffe
Charles Hagan
Unnamed twin son2 Jolliffe
(c __/__/1917 - c __/__/1917)
Unnamed twin son1 Jolliffe
(c __/__/1917 - c __/__/1917)
Brian Attwood Jolliffe
(10/08/1924 - 20/01/2013)
Gwen Hamilton
Terrence Brian Jolliffe
Jo (?)
Judith Ann Jolliffe
Malcolm Woods
Andrew James Jolliffe
Emily Jolliffe
(__/__/1884 - )
James Quirk
(c __/__/1878 - 20/02/1940)
Una Quirk
Wilfred Quirk
Viola Quirk
Arthur Jolliffe
(__/__/1887 - 29/01/1952)
David T Jolliffe
(__/__/1889 - b __/__/1936)
Mary Jolliffe
(__/__/1890 - )
James Rawsthorne
Elva Rawsthorne
Amelia Jolliffe
(__/__/1892 - 03/08/1962)
Frank McGrath
(c __/__/1870 - 26/11/1964)
James McGrath
Hazel McGrath
Rita McGrath
Albert Jolliffe
(__/__/1894 - )
Wendy Jolliffe
Susan Jolliffe
Elizabeth Jolliffe
(__/__/1896 - __/__/1896)
Eileen R Jolliffe
(__/__/1897 - )
William Edward Gay
Charles Gay
Thelma Gay
Shirley Gay
Isobel Gay
Florence Gay
Edward Gay
Joseph Waples
(c __/__/1858 - 08/04/1899)
Mary Glenn
(a __/__/1899)
David Waples
(c __/__/1861 - 19/04/1888)