Top Name Meaning

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


Similar surnames: Topp, Topf, Stoop, Toy, Tropp, Cap, Trom, Hoy, Kok, Rom

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Top Family Origin

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Top Family Occupations

What did your Top ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Top family was Farming. The most common Top occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Top's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Top.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farming

    6%

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Top Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Top. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Top census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Top. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Top. For the veterans among your Top ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Top Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Top life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Top in 1964 was 80, and 93 in 2004.

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