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Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch top, Middle Low German topp ‘crown of the head’, ‘plait’, ‘lock of hair’, hence a nickname referring to a feature of someone’s head, perhaps baldness or a particular hairstyle. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Yiddish top ‘pot’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press