Topel Name Meaning

German (Töpel): habitational name from Töpeln near Leipzig; Bahlow also makes reference to Tepl in Bohemia and Töppeln near Gera, probably all deriving their names from Slavic topol ‘poplar’. German: from Slavic toplu ‘warm’, possibly applied as a nickname. Jewish (from Poland): from Polish topiel ‘whirlpool’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Toppel, Toepel, Kopel, Topol, Sobel, Apel, Vogel, Topp, Lobel

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Topel Family Origin

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Topel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Attending Gristmill

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Farming

    14%

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In 1880, Farmer, Attending Gristmill and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Topel. A less common occupation for the Topel family was Farming. The most common Topel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Topel's were Farmers.

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Topel Historical Records

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Topel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Topel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Topel in 1943 was 34, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Topel

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