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Topping Family History

Topping Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire and northern Ireland): from a patronymic or pet form of Topp, or possibly from an unattested Old English personal name Topping.

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

Similar surnames: Tipping, Coppin, Copping, Hopping, Tong, Tippin, Tappin, Coppins

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Where is the Topping family from?

You can see how Topping families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Topping family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Topping families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 138 Topping families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Topping's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Topping families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Topping surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Topping ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Topping. 47% of Topping men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Topping women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Topping were Salesman and Dressmaker.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Dressmaker
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What Topping family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Topping. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Topping 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Topping. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Topping. For the veterans among your Topping ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Topping lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Topping life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Topping in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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