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Topp Name Meaning

English: nickname perhaps from Middle English top(pe) tope Old English topp(a) ‘hair on the head; tuft of hair’ for someone with distinctive hair. Compare Topping . Alternatively from Middle English top(pe) tope Anglo-Norman French toup side-forms of Middle English tup(pe) ‘ram male sheep’. A third possibility is a relationship name from the Middle English personal name Top(pe) Tope perhaps representing an unrecorded Old English Top(p) or Toppa of uncertain origin or else (especially in east and northern England) Old Norse Tōpi Tupe; see Toop . German: from Low German topp ‘point tree top’ hence a topographic name from the location of the dwelling; alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense ‘braid’. German: variant of Dopp . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Top .

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

Similar surnames: Top, Copp, Kopp, Tapp, Hopp, Stopp, Sopp, Popp, Stoop, Tropp

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Where is the Topp family from?

You can see how Topp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Topp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Topp families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 65 Topp families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Topp's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Topp families in 1911.
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What did your Topp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Topp. 55% of Topp men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Topp women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Topp were Photographer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Income
  • Photographer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Topp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Topp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Topp. For the veterans among your Topp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Topp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Topp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Topp in 1952 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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